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Why Project ERP Solutions Often Fall Short
In a recent study conducted by IFS North America, where ERP manufacturing professionals of middle- to large-market manufacturers were asked about their ERP

often  Project ERP Solutions Often Fall Short In a recent study conducted by IFS North America, where ERP manufacturing professionals of middle- to large-market manufacturers were asked about their ERP solutions, more than one-third of respondents indicated that they have no integration between their project management software and their enterprise system, even though the great majority consider the use of set projects to manage tasks and procedures to be a necessity. IFS's Charles Rathmann explains the

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Sales Force Automation (SFA) systems help sales and marketing teams with functions related to taking orders, generating proposals or quotes, managing territories, managing partners, and maintaining contact data. Systems often include various levels of analytic and reporting capabilities. 

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Make Compliance Work for You


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