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In this unique question and answer series, vendors were given the opportunity to put forth their views on market trends, platform approaches, and mid-market

a saas layer without any code rewriting  that it too has a number of partners, these partners are still largely those that leverage the technology stack, while it seems unclear as to whether these partners are involved with joint development of applications with Oracle. Is there anything similar (or more impressive) on your side with regard to the above? Question 7. What about going mid-market vs. defending it? It is apparent that SAP needs the mid-market, but there is so much confusion with SAP ERP , SAP All-in-One, SAP Business One, and the

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Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)

The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as order processing and production scheduling. ERP began as a term used to describe a sophisticated and integrated software system used for manufacturing. In its simplest sense, ERP systems create interactive environments designed to help companies manage and analyze the business processes associated with manufacturing goods, such as inventory control, order taking, accounting, and much more. Although this basic definition still holds true for ERP systems, today its definition is expanding. Today’s leading ERP systems group all traditional company management functions (finance, sales, manufacturing, and human resources). Many systems include, with varying degrees of acceptance and skill, solutions that were formerly considered peripheral such as product data management (PDM), warehouse management, manufacturing execution system (MES), and reporting. During the last few years the functional perimeter of ERP systems began an expansion into its adjacent markets, such as supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence/data warehousing, and e-business, the focus of this knowledge base is mainly on the traditional ERP realms of finance, materials planning, and human resources. The foundation of any ERP implementation must be a proper exercise of aligning customers'' IT technology with their business strategies, and subsequent software selection. 

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