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Innovative Approaches in the Free-for-all World of Value-added Resellers
The universe of existing applications partners is relatively stable; some occasional movement from dropping one product in favor of another occurs naturally

technology in the classroom  of ownership (TCO). The technology comprised in the ePartners Solution Series is the result of extensive development of the full suite of Microsoft Business Solutions (Dynamics) , as well as the development of customized .NET vertical applications and Microsoft SharePoint portal technologies. ePartners clients should thus receive a cohesive solution that includes almost everything from exhaustive enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) to business intelligence (BI)

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