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Xchange Adds To The List Of CRM Point Solutions' Casualties
Xchange's protracted troubles and its recent inglorious demise and subsequent auctioned sellout may prove the fact that the CRM point providers without a clear

action buttons  of the customer, and action the direct marketing via the Xchange 9 platform, which is in contrast to leveraging historical information using traditional data mining tools or writing complex SQL-based queries to produce new predictive models long after the marketing opportunity has past. In addition to full integration with EDM, Xchange 9 included the following new capabilities compared to Xchange 8: Single Sign-On Request Runner Utility the ability to run campaigns on demand using a simple command line

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PPM for Internal Departments

A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Typically IT departments employ an IT governance framework to ensure that their PPM strategy is put into action. With the increasing demand of IT departments to justify their project investments, PPM software has risen in popularity as the tool of choice. It allows both executives and IT decision makers to gain insight into their IT portfolios. PPM software allows IT managers to prioritize projects, allocate resources where needed, and gain financial insight into their portfolio investments. 

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