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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of July 2, 2012
SOFWARE SELECTIONS AND IMPLEMENTATIONSD@K Engineering selects Aras Enterprise PLM software Industry tags: PLM, complex electromechanical products and equipment

analysis of bi for construction equipment  par. Moreover, SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) are not yet available in Azure, so essentially the key component of a BI solution is missing. That is getting added now. These issues are not that critical to Cincom Acquire, which is a sophisticated rules-based product configurator. —P.J. Jakovljevic, Principal TEC Analyst • TEC article (September 2011): Reconnecting with Cincom Systems •  Cincom Acquire profile SYSPRO launches point-of-sale retailing solution Industry tags: CPG, hi-tech and

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