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While Oracle and PeopleSoft Are to Fuse, Competitors Ruse--Leaving Customers (Somewhat) Bemused
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Using Nimble BPM to Drive Business Change
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: Using Nimble BPM to Drive Business Change Using Nimble BPM to Drive Business Change Source: BP Logix, Inc Document Type: White Paper Description: In the current economic climate, business process management (BPM) projects need to return to basics to meet the needs of today’s dynamic enterprise. They need to quickly deliver the benefits that organizations need or require, without the barriers of cost, time, complexity, and staffing that have built up around BPM over the years. Learn how applying nimble
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A Traditional Local Touch Leader Espouses a More Global Vision
Rather than pursuing the usual route and writing our opinions and analyses of major market trends and then giving the pertinent vendors a chance for a factual review and feedback, we’ve done the opposite, and have asked different vendors about their opinions and their approaches to market trends. Sage is the most recent vendor to join this discussion.
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Oracle Further Orchestrates Its SOA ForaysPart One: Event Summary and Market Impact
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