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Mountainous Investment Transforms Enterprise Management Software Vendor
After decades of father-son stewardship, Deltek has been transformed by a New Mountain Capital LLC majority capital investment. Already a recognized enterprise

manufacturers and accounting return on investment  firms; government contractors; project manufacturers; and program-based non-profit organizations. Fueled by new product introductions, ERP market consolidation, and federal spending growth, in 2004 Deltek's software bookings grew by 23 percent, with over 500 new customers, and total revenues of $123 million (USD). Early in 2006, Deltek announced record-breaking total revenues exceeding $150 million (USD) for its fiscal and calendar year 2005, which was a 25 percent increase over the year before. License

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ERP for Manufacturing (SMB)

TEC's new ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) evaluation model targets the software requirements of small and medium enterprises. If your organization doesn't have many sites to operate, seeks a solid base of ERP functionality, but doesn't want every possible feature of the biggest systems on the market, this model is a good starting place for your research. It covers fully featured accounting solutions with necessary manufacturing, inventory, human resources, purchasing, quality, and sales management functionality. 

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Business Software Challenges for Medium and Large Manufacturers


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In addition, these manufacturers must continuously respond to changes to the supply and demand of consumer products—brought about in part by disturbances to the economy, presence of competing products, and changes in the attitudes and needs of consumers—all the while aiming to reduce costs, increase profits, and remain competitive. They must find ways to alleviate redundancy within and quicken the pace of their production cycles, improve visibility throughout the product lifecycle process, and reduce their time to market to maintain a competitive advantage.

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