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Hosted versus On-premises Customer Relationship Management
The dot-com revolution has left few impressions as significant as the hosted software phenomenon. In fact, its success has caused many organizations with

for at third party premises  business process workflow tools for managing application processes and integrating data from external applications into the core CRM or ERP solution. What Do I Do Now? One of the biggest issues with hosted solutions is what happens at the end of the contract. Most of the hosted application providers offer the ability for customers to receive a backup of their data, which, without some other application—whether hosted or on-premise—does not provide immediate accessibility. This is one of the greatest

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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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Learning Management Suite (LMS)

These are tools for managing, creating, scheduling training or learning in your organization. The terminology varies from vendor to vendor. Learning management systems (LMS) typically help to manage both classroom and on-line learning. They do not normally include content creation or management tools but may in some cases. Some LMSs may manage just classroom or just e-learning rather than both. Some LMSs may also include content authoring and managment and virtual classrooms. Learning content management systems (LCMS) emphasize the management of content for courses/training/learning. In most cases, they include content authoring tools. In some cases, they may also include some of the features of LMSs. Content authoring tools are often provided as part of an LCMS. They may also be stand-alone products. Virtual classrooms (web conferencing tools) normally are separate third party offerings but may be included as part of a suite of tools. Suites of tools include features of at least two or more of the above categories. While some companies offer just LMS or LCMS systems others offer suites of products, which provide all or most of the features of the other tools. Suites combine several capabilities of learning management--usually two or more of the following: learning management, classroom training management, e-learning management, custom content creation, learning content management, learning object repositories, or virtual classrooms.  

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