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Hosted PBX Buyer's Guide for Small and Medium Businesses
A hosted Internet protocol private branch exchange (IP PBX) system can provide an easy way for small to medium businesses (SMBs) to move to voice over Internet

interactive medium  routing features, and IVR (interactive voice response) features, all of which used to be extremely hard to set up and prohibitively expensive for small businesses. In addition, hosted IP PBX providers have also eliminated a previous big criticism of hosted VoIP by often removing the need to purchase equipment – even the phones themselves – and instead rolling a lease cost into the monthly per-user fee. Market research and surveys indicate that lower total cost of ownership and better system

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ERP for Manufacturing (SMB)

TEC's new ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) evaluation model targets the software requirements of small and medium enterprises. If your organization doesn't have many sites to operate, seeks a solid base of ERP functionality, but doesn't want every possible feature of the biggest systems on the market, this model is a good starting place for your research. It covers fully featured accounting solutions with necessary manufacturing, inventory, human resources, purchasing, quality, and sales management functionality. 

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