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It’s About Process (or the Ability to be Responsive) -- Part IV
Part III of this blog series introduced Webcom ResponsAbility, the on-demand workflow automation and business process management (BPM) solution. Anyone

request quote templates  Bug Resolution, New Feature Request (NFR), Engineering Change Notice (ECN) and RMA. Certainly, customers can define and create their own process templates to their heart’s content. The experience has shown that it typically requires a few hours for a major business process to be thought out and defined. As additional food for thought, here is a (partial) list of potential groups of processes within various lines of businesses (LoB's)/departments that could hereby be automated: Finance -- asset

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