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Has SAP Become a PLM Factor to Be Reckoned With?
You have probably heard of SAP’s recent blockbuster acquisitions, but did you know about the vendor’s fervent in-house innovation and newly developed products

as is to be document sample  PLM team’s responses are as follows: TEC: What is SAP PLM’s differentiating value proposition? SAP PLM: Specific SAP PLM differentiators are the following: SAP PLM is embedded and fully integrated within SAP Business Suite, including ERP for manufacturing, SCM, supplier relationship management (SRM), and CRM Embedded analytics—brings all relevant product-related business information to the engineer Direct collaboration Product structure management—to manage all kinds of product structures (BOM)

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