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TEC 2015 Certification Report NetSuite ERP Discrete Manufacturing
The NetSuite ERP suite boasts a number of firsts. It was the first enterprise solution to be offered in the cloud, and it is currently the number 1 cloud

2015 manufacturing shop floor  2015 Certification Report NetSuite ERP Discrete Manufacturing The NetSuite ERP suite boasts a number of firsts. It was the first enterprise solution to be offered in the cloud, and it is currently the number 1 cloud business software solution available on the market. As the world’s most deployed cloud ERP system, NetSuite ERP caters to a number of vertical industries, including discrete manufacturing. NetSuite ERP is a comprehensive solution that has been designed to meet all the business

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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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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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