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How to Lead Your Organization on the Best Path to Performance Improvement (Webcast Transcript)
Companies require an agile enterprise performance management (EPM) strategy to ensure they have information to support effective decisions. The more information

built to last  there that have been built from the bottom up. And there are some good things being done with solutions that have been acquired. But certainly vendors that have been focusing on their solution from the bottom up may be ahead of the curve in terms of integration and data quality than solutions maybe that have been acquired more recently. And they're still sort of flushing out that integration roadmap. So why EPM? As I mentioned earlier, and again, it seems that there might be this is good insight for

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ERP for the Utilities Industry

Utilities (gas, water, electricity, and energy) software is typically built off customer billing systems encompassing a suite of modules covering fleet management, maintenance management, GIS, AMR, financials, and human resources, among others. 

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