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Software as a Service: Not without Caveats
Software-as-a-service solutions often cannot provide that final twenty percent or so that differentiates a company from its competitors. Of major concern is

plsql if end if  language structured query language PLSQL (since the underlying database at Salesforce.com is Oracle ), was designed to work with the Salesforce.com application programming interface (API). Apex has limited functionality that can only do what it was designed to do (special database triggers and stored procedures, for example), and it is not really the general-purpose programming language needed to accommodate significant custom programming. Again, the benefit of a controlled environment comes with the

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If Software Is A Commodity...Then What?


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What Does Having a Paperless Office Really Mean?


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How to Determine if Your Organization Needs New Business Software


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