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(Forgotten) CRM and ERP Kingdoms in the Making?
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) vendor Consona is determined to establish a CRM “kingdom” based on Consona

maintains cost at store level  “each acquired product line maintains its brand identity and is enhanced, maintained, supported, and sold by dedicated sales, product management, development, customer support, and professional services teams.” Consona will maintain these brands as long as they have market value. However, the corporation is also focused on building up the collective “Consona” brand. This suggests that integrating these products within its portfolio is not high on its list of priorities, which is true only to a

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