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Microsoft Paints CRM Landscape On Lately A ‘Still Nature’ Business Applications Scenery Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations
Microsoft’s ambition will be its greatest challenge, as the company is concurrently experiencing an almost disruptive technology transition from Windows to .NET

ms great plains presentation  some of the existing MS Outlook-based CRM providers like Oncontact Software , Multiactive Software , and WorldTrak , as well as hosted providers Salesforce.com or UpShot . Although not very soon, all the above-mentioned will be affected in the long run, as new functionality and product maturity make Microsoft CRM more amenable to the higher-end of the market segment opportunities. In addition to the likes of SAP , Oracle , Siebel , PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards, which are still above MBS' radar screen

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Microsoft Paints CRM Landscape On Lately A ‘Still Nature’ Business Applications Scenery


While most of its applications co-opetitors have been licking their wounds and bracing for a long summer drought, fat cash cushioned Microsoft has been putting together the pieces of its CRM (and likely the overall enterprise applications) strategy mosaic

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Microsoft Lays Enforced-Concrete Foundation For Its Business Solutions Part 3: Challenges


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IT Service Management Metrics that Matter


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