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Time to Change: New Thoughts on Supporting Business Change Fast and Flexibly
To succeed in ever-changing market conditions, you must manage and navigate an information network of business partners. Though you may have long focused your

new business leads lead to order  and the composition of new business processes focused on the business users across the enterprise. What these new technologies have in common is that they are not built from the ground up as traditional, monolithic applications. They are built quickly and flexibly along specific process requirements and reuse proven enterprise services that safeguard process integrity in spite of rapidly composed, continuously changing business processes. This gives companies the flexibility they need to build solutions

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The engineer-to-order (ETO) enterprise resource planning Software Evaluation Report supports the requirements of companies that manufacture products based their customers' unique engineering designs. Companies building ETO products require special processes for estimates, purchasing materials, engineering changes, cost allocation and tracking, and ongoing work with customers. 

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