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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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What Have Epicor and Activant Been Up To (Post-Merger)?
April 2011 saw the merger of Epicor and Activant Solutions to create a global leader in business software solutions. TEC principal analyst P. J. Jakovljevic

p 20  Have Epicor and Activant Been Up To (Post-Merger)? At the recent Progress Revolution 2011 user and partner conference by Progress Software (see TEC ’s related article ) I had the chance to reconnect with Epicor Software . For those few that might still not be familiar with the vendor, Epicor is a global provider of business software solutions to upper midsize companies in the manufacturing, distribution, retail, hospitality, and services industries. Founded in 1984 and publicly traded until recently

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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CMMS - EAM Software Evaluation Report

The EAM Software Evaluation Report is geared toward groups that need to analyze requirements for a system, which supports maintenance management tasks. Asset management systems typically enable planning, controlling, and monitoring of physical asset events. This Software Evaluation Report includes criteria for comparing general computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) functionality, fleet maintenance, workflow, reporting, and other areas that touch upon asset management practices. 

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