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axapta total cost of ownership  and Microsoft CRM (and Axapta soon to come); and The embedded use of notification services allowing both Navision and Great Plains users to subscribe for an automatic notification when data changes occur. Further, financial statements created in Microsoft FRx or budgets created in Microsoft Forecaster can be exported to Excel for further analysis and distribution or they can be converted into an Excel PivotTable for enhanced analysis and charting of key data. The export capability to Excel PivotCharts

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PLM for the Fashion Industry

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Fashion is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain.  

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