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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Rethinking the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge
The requirements of operating in a global, just-in-time (JIT) market have made supply chains much more complex than they were 10 years ago. Much of the software

30 60 90 day plan  ROI Reported Implementation Times: 30 to 90 days Reduced Planning Cycle: From Several Days to Four Hours Increased Inventory Turns: From 1.5 to 6 Lower Carrying Costs: $900, 000 in Savings Increased Forecast Accuracy: from 50 or 60 percent to 80 or 90 percent DEMAND SOLUTIONS CUSTOMER INTERVIEWS: SOFT MEASURES OF VALUE AND ROI Minimal IT Involvement Improved Stakeholder Input Improved Order Backlogs Increased Customer Service Increased Customer Satisfaction   Ease of Implementation and Low TCO Demand

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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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Enterprise Content Management (ECM)

A content management system is a software package designed to manage an organization''s entire collection of documents, records, and other information assets. Content management systems are built on a central repository, which holds all content, metadata, rules, and supporting information. Around this, processes and disciplines are established that ensure that day-to-day activities run smoothly and efficiently.  

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