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J.D. Edwards On The Mend; This Time Might Be For Real Part 2: Market Impact
A small-to-medium enterprise simply wants to manufacture and deliver a product in a most efficient way and by utilizing minimal necessary resources, therefore

u part 2  2: Market Impact Event Summary The following recent announcements by, J.D. Edwards & Company (NASDAQ: JDEC), indicate that J.D. Edwards has been putting it's house in order, expanding its offerings, and executing an aggressive sales strategy, and improving its cash situation at a critical time. The announcements include: Advanced Planning 4.0 Financial results for fourth quarter and fiscal year 2001 (ended in October 2001)  Completed acquisition of YOUcentric CRM version 1.1 This is Part Two of a

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Taming the SOA Beast - Part 1


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