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Linking S&OP and CPFR (For Retailers' and Manufacturers' Sakes): An Executive Panel Discussion
My recent blog series on the JDA FOCUS 2010 user conference focused primarily on JDA Software’s strategy and product roadmap on the heels of its recent

nda sell side  under a  non-disclosure agreement (NDA)  for analysts at AspenTech 's recent aspenONE Global Conference . In addition, at PROS Pricing ’s B2B Pricing Summit at New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in early 2010, press and analysts were barred from all sessions, including the keynote that was presented by another industry analyst (reportedly at the strong insistence of strangely paranoid customers). Still, the JDA FOCUS 2010 conference was replete with available compelling  supply chain management (SCM)

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems

Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming quoting and ordering processes, decrease unit costs, and lower sales costs. Q2O suites can further help enterprises increase sales effectiveness across all channels. These solutions help companies that sell complex products and services shift their focus to customer-facing sales and service issues. 

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