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Made2Manage Systems 'One Year After': Reenergized and Growing Part Three: Market Impact
Part of Made2Manage Systems acquisition strategy includes taking on a more global presence through acquisition of non-US companies that offer software, services

automated quoting system  or blanket orders and automated data and file exchange), supporting demand-driven production (through Made2Manage Demand Forecasting module), fostering continuous improvement and visibility (through a number of BI and mobility tools, such as M2M Executive Information System or M2M Events & Actions [ EA ], which all help pinpointing problems and opportunities, drill down to the details, and take corrective actions if necessary), and so on. This concludes Part Three of a five-part note. Part One presented t

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Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems

Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming quoting and ordering processes, decrease unit costs, and lower sales costs. Q2O suites can further help enterprises increase sales effectiveness across all channels. These solutions help companies that sell complex products and services shift their focus to customer-facing sales and service issues. 

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