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SAP as a Retail Market Force: More Fact Than Fiction
Can SAP, a market and technology leader in business management software, translate its success in the manufacturing industry to retail? TEC principal analyst P

telecommunications industry forum  cards, oil and gas, telecommunications, etc. and leverage multiple industry solutions on a single platform. This was one of the reasons that SAP was the only vendor to be given the highest ranking of “positive” in Gartner’s “Industry Strategy Effectiveness” grid (Gartner report G00210646, “Evaluating IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP’s Business Application Industry Strategies,” May 10, 2011). The recent appointment of Lori Mitchell-Keller to senior vice president (SVP) and head of the Global

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CC&B for the Telecommunications Industry RFI/RFP Template

CC&B Core Requirements, Packages, Discounts, and Promotions, Mediation, Retail Rating and Billing, Billing for New Generation Services, Wholesale and Interconnect Billing, Customer Care, Provisioning and Activation, Accounts Receivable, Financial Systems, Reporting, Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment Services, Revenue Assurance, Multinational Requirements, Technical Requirements 

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