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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Focus makes the world@s business expertise available to everyone. At the heart of Focus is a network of thousands of leading business and technology experts

focus research  Research Focus makes the world's business expertise available to everyone. At the heart of Focus is a network of thousands of leading business and technology experts who are thought leaders, veteran practitioners and upstart innovators in hundreds of different topics and markets.

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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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Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems

Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming quoting and ordering processes, decrease unit costs, and lower sales costs. Q2O suites can further help enterprises increase sales effectiveness across all channels. These solutions help companies that sell complex products and services shift their focus to customer-facing sales and service issues. 

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focus research  A Micro Focus Company AccuRev provides application life-cycle software for software development teams. The company’s focuses include agile development, parallel development, and enterprise version control. Read More

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Focus Softnet LLC is a Business Software Solutions and Information Technology company. We have been consistently growing since 1992, now having successfully enhanced business efficiency for more than 18,000 corporations in a variety of countries around the world. Known for our wide range of comprehensive, versatile business management applications, we develop solutions that help companies grow. With an established network of 21 offices reaching across 13 countries, we enable production of customized solutions on short implementation cycles. With nearly 15 years of knowledge and expertise to our credit, Focus Softnet works in close collaboration with world-class clients, carefully exploring the business needs of each company and determining what software solutions work best.

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