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A Semi-open Source Vendor Discusses Market Trends
A response to trends in the open source software market comes this time from relative newcomer provider xTuple. This vendor’s footprint isn’t entirely in the

semiconductor market report  aerospace, automotive parts, etc.); semiconductor and electronics (imaging sensors, magnetic encoders, storage, backup hardware, etc.); and consumer goods or retail manufacturers (dental, beauty epoxies, post-surgical garments, etc.). One particular functionality that makes xTuple applicable to various, seemingly unrelated industries is breeder BOM (also known as inverted BOM, or reverse BOM elsewhere in the industry), which manages coproducts and byproducts. While this need is obvious in food industries

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Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM)

The Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM) Knowledge Base research helps determine support levels of various systems that help companies market their services or products effectively and efficiently. EMM tools help manage strategic planning and marketing resources (sometimes referred to as marketing resource management or MRM). This KB also covers rule-based techniques, pattern recognition, and other profiling features.  

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After Strong Game, Logility Suffers Fourth Quarter Loss


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semiconductor market report  industry verticals: Adexa for semiconductor and electronics and Logility for process manufacturing, with the only real overlap being in apparel and soft goods. User Recommendations Its fourth quarter stumble notwithstanding, users should look favorably on Logility's performance in fiscal 2000. It remained profitable despite the Y2K-induced market slump, restored its license revenues, and significantly improved its liquidity. Users with relatively uncomplicated business processes in process manufacturing Read More

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semiconductor market report  of the top 10 semiconductor companies the top six hotels, casinos, and resorts the top five apparel companies Progress Software’s primary strength and market presence today is in the manufacturing and distribution sector, which accounts for almost 40 percent of the business, followed by retail, financial services, government, and health care. A Partner-centric Go-to-market Approach The company’s primary target market is mid-market enterprises and divisions of large corporations. These are typically ex Read More

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semiconductor market report  high-tech industries (electronics and semiconductor) and suited to enterprises that wish to modify the software for a custom fit and still maintain eligibility for upgrades, the company has since been burdened with an immense task of blending different corporate cultures (i.e., less formal Pivotpoint's vs. more rigid MAPICS' one) and with inherited problems of Pivotpoint, which, at that time, had been undergoing a state of a flux, poor financial viability, channel erosion, employee exodus, and a poor serv Read More

Two Stalwart Vendors Discuss Market Trends


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semiconductor market report  Stalwart Vendors Discuss Market Trends Over the last several months, we have attended numerous vendor events and user conferences, and have witnessed an avalanche of press releases and announcements about these vendors' respective strategies, their products' long- and mid-term road maps, immediate enhancements, and so on. While it is only natural that every vendor will claim its strategy, moves, or product offerings as differentiating, the general perception in the market is that most of the above are Read More

Best Software Delivers More Insights To Its Partners (As Well As To The Market) Part Four: Market Impact Continued


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Driving Factors in The Enterprise Applications Market


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Examples Of How Some Mid-Market Vendors Might Remain Within The Future Three (Dozen)? Part Two: Agilisys Market Impact


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