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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Made2Manage Systems 'One Year After': Reenergized and Growing Part Two: Future Direction
Made2Manage focused on enriching the software ownership experience for its customers--to the point where they sometimes even volunteer to influence prospective

what s pda  To refresh our memory, what looked like an honorable exit strategy from the public eye happened in early June 2003, when Made2Manage Systems announced it would be acquired by Battery Ventures, one of the leading venture capital firms focused on technology investments, which manages nearly $2 billion (USD) in committed capital and has a twenty-year history in successfully making investments in software companies (see Examples Of How Some Mid-Market Vendors Might Remain Within The Future Three (Dozen)? ).

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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CRM for Financial and Insurance Markets

Customer relationship management (CRM) focuses on the retention of customers by collecting data from all customer interactions with a company from all access points (by phone, mail, or Web, or in the field). The company can then use this data for specific business purposes by taking a customer-centric rather than a product-centric approach. CRM applications are front-end tools designed to facilitate the capture, consolidation, analysis, and enterprise-wide dissemination of data from existing and potential customers. This process occurs throughout the marketing, sales, and service stages, with the objective of better understanding one’s customers and anticipating their interest in an enterprise’s products or services.  

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