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A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 1
Throughout the late 1990s and the mid-2000s, Manhattan Associates was the epitome of a well-managed supply chain management (SCM) software company in terms

a part 1  seemed like science fiction only a few years back. Part 2 of this blog series will talk about RedPrairie’s genesis and try to explain the differing fortunes of the two archrivals. In the meantime, your comments and feedback with regard to the opinions and assertions expressed thus far are welcome. What are your experiences with any of the vendors and their SCM solutions mentioned in the article?

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Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gathering requirements to supporting the live system. Some vendors concentrate on a single part of that life cycle. The software test tools knowledge base provides functional criteria you might expect from a testing tool, the infrastructure that supports the tool, and an idea of the market position of the vendor.  

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