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Finding the Key to Small Manufacturer's Profits - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series discussed the genesis of ProfitKey International, one of the longest-standing enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers for small

microsoft rfp trail  There is no native Microsoft Office documents integration either, which has lately become a matter of course feature in the market. In addition, any rearranging of the fields on the screen requires custom programming (via internal IT staff or ProfitKey’s professional services), which must then be taken into consideration during upgrading to a next RRM product release. Again, this is quite at odds with today’s expectation of end-users being able to personalize their views in a simple drag-and-drop

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