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Getting It Right: Product, Quality, Timing, and Price
The most important factor in industry is no longer the mere price of the product. Increasingly, the purchaser's task has become to obtain the right product of

it concept adaptation  It Right: Product, Quality, Timing, and Price The Functionality of Jeeves Enterprise—Not To Be Undermined Jeeves Enterprise has long consisted of a number of autonomous modules for all key business processes; new modules have been gradually developed and added by Jeeves partners, and have often been tailored for a specific sector or type of business. In 2003, Jeeves devoted significant efforts to developing, refining, and supplementing its product. Jeeves Enterprise Version 9 is the latest

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