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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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The Modelling Approach to Post-implementation Agility in Enterprise Systems
Change happens, and it will always happen in virtually every business environment. The underlying enterprise system should thus be an aid to changing the

same day delivery post  developed in the exact same manner, which is very likely if this not controlled within a certain vendor's ecosystem. One of the key goals of SOA is to remove hardwired, purpose-written point-to-point links and replace them with generic links centred around business functions and processes. However, to achieve this, new software components such as orchestration and workflow engines, communication adapters and translators, testing tools, and service locators have to be added to the already complex

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Enterprise Content Management (ECM)

A content management system is a software package designed to manage an organization''s entire collection of documents, records, and other information assets. Content management systems are built on a central repository, which holds all content, metadata, rules, and supporting information. Around this, processes and disciplines are established that ensure that day-to-day activities run smoothly and efficiently.  

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