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Benchmarking ERP in SMB
Many small companies have limited resources to devote to the implementation and maintenance of enterprise resource planning (ERP). Fortunately, the price

alternate resources  Improved price performance and alternate delivery models provide small companies expanded opportunity to gain business benefit from ERP 34% of small companies either have no ERP or seriously outdated implementations Many small manufacturers are gaining significant business benefits through the implementation of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and a small number are even achieving Best in Class status. Yet most have a long way to go to achieve maximum value from their ERP implementations. While there

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Human Resources (HR)

Human Resources encompasses all the applications necessary for handling personnel-related tasks for corporate managers and individual employees.  Modules will include Personnel Management, Benefit Management, Payroll Management, Employee Self Service, Data Warehousing and Health & Safety.  

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Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 for Manufacturing Environments


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Acquisitions Fuel Vendor Growth in the Enterprise Applications Field


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