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Looking For Software-The Expectations of Small and Medium Enterprises
Small and medium enterprises (SME) looking for software must understand their needs and articulate their expectations to get what they want and need from

advice on enterprise resource planning for food and beverage products  Are SMEs following Caruso's advice? Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) assists user companies to select software. TEC is not forecasting what the market is doing; they are actively involved with companies that are currently looking for software. During the second quarter of 2005, they worked with 3,344 enterprises with 79.7% or 2665 of those enterprises having less than $500 million (USD) revenue. Interestingly, TEC reports that a surprising 59.1% were looking for their first system with 35.1% replacing

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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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