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Do You Want Your Apps to Talk Back to You (as a Chatterbox)? - Part 1
Let me start this blog series with one disclaimer: I am not an early adopter and I do not easily fall for any vendor’s slick marketing. At a recent large

temporary importation  opportunity-to-cash process Quickly-built (often temporary) Web sites , such as a site (landing page) to accommodate certain campaign or a registration process For its part,  AppExchange is an online directory of cloud applications that work with those by Salesforce.com . These third-party applications are written either directly on Force.com or in other tools but “talk” to Salesforce.com via  Salesforce.com application programming interfaces (APIs). Not Getting “Social” Initially What I really

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SAP Bolsters NetWeaver's MDM Capabilities Part Two: xCat and SAP MDM


SAP purports that SAP MDM also lays the foundation for efficient and accurate exchange of cross-business information. Consumer products companies, for instance, can exchange timely product information with retail distributors, avoid costly inaccuracies, enhance merchandizing, and improve supply chain operations.

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