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Getting an Update from BigMachines at Dreamforce 2010
Many recent TEC articles have talked about quote-to-order (Q2O) or configure, price, quote (CPQ) solutions that facilitate business-to-consumer (B2C) and

match up items manually  for their configurators to match company branding and logo standards. A drag-and-drop reporting interface makes creating reports fast and easy, even for novice users. Table-based configuration rules reduce the amount of time required to build and maintain rules. Data Table Administration provides table maintenance using a familiar spreadsheet interface from within the BigMachines application. Quick-key item entry allows users to add items to sales quotes with fewer clicks and built-in auto-suggest

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Radio frequency identification (RFID) criteria cover tags and storage devices, readers, wireless hubs and servers, and the middleware necessary for evaluating an RFID system deployment. RFID systems are used in different situations that require the tracking of unique items. RFID tags, in the context of enterprise resource planning and supply chain management, make items visible from manufacturing through distribution. RFID tags may be used to carry basic information such as an address, to more complex information used at different stages of an assembly line.  

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