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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Three New Year’s Resolutions that Distributors Should Stick With
Recent trends in the distribution industry are forcing companies to continually re-evaluate their processes and value propositions and strategically chart new

evaluate reviews  forcing companies to continually re-evaluate their processes and value propositions and strategically chart new courses. This report contains support from a number of thought leaders for three resolutions that wholesale distributors can't afford to ignore.

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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CMMS – EAM

Enterpise asset management (EAM) solutions support maintenance management tasks. Asset management systems typically enable planning, controlling, and monitoring of physical asset events. EAM typically includes computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) functionality, fleet maintenance, workflow, reporting, and other areas that touch upon asset management practices. 

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Employee Performance Management: Making It a Reality in Your Organization


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6 IT Resolutions You Can’t Afford NOT to Make for 2009


Yes, we know everyone had a great New Years party. We saw the ball drop from Big Apple, watched celebrations all over the globe, and optimistically made the same old New Year resolutions again. But what about the resolution for your industry and the global economy in general? What does the dawn of 2009 have for your industry? Let’s evaluate some of the events which will mold the fortune of many

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10 Steps to a Successful CRM Implementation


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Lean Asset Management--Is Preventive Maintenance Anti-Lean?


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Software Evaluation, Selection, and Contract Negotiation


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Checklist: Choosing the Right Financial Services Vendor


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