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Do You Want Your App to Talk Back to You (as a Chatterbox)? - Part 3
In Part 1 of this blog series I admitted to being a late adopter of a sort, in part for not immediately jumping onto the social media bandwagon. In particular

you put  you can follow anything you have access to. PJ: Based on numerous e-mail threads and missed opportunities within my long tenure at TEC , I could see how Chatter can be addictive and help promote internal collaboration. For example, say I put a status: I will be presenting to this client/prospect, has anyone done something similar in the past, and are there any slides and templates to use, etc.? It wouldn't really work if I just blasted an e-mail to almost everyone in TEC, and then some of my colleagues

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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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Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

A warehouse management system (WMS) should provide database and user-level tools in order for a company to optimize its storage facilities while at the same time providing user level task direction and activity support. The WMS should enable warehouse operators to optimize pick, put-away, and replenishment functions by employing powerful system logic to select the best locations and sequences. 

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You Think You Bought the Wrong Solution? Re-implementation May Be the Answer


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On-demand IT Asset Management: What It Is, Why You Need It, and How You Can Benefit.


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