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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 or...
 

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Global Trade Applications in Global Credit Crunch - Part I
I have done blog posts lately on how some supply chain management (SCM) applications could fare in a down economy. One was about pricing optimization solutions

blog mincom ellipse  I I have done blog posts lately on how some supply chain management (SCM) applications could fare in a down economy. One was about pricing optimization solutions while the other one was about how sourcing and procurement can help enterprises in a down economy . But in the meantime the global credit crunch has dawned with a vengeance. This has not only promoted the economic downturn and recession into possible prospects of a depression, but has also recently had economics and/or political pundits ranting a

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Discrete Enterprise Resource Planning (Discrete ERP) RFI / RFP Template

Financials, Human Resources, Manufacturing Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing Management, Quality Management, Sales Management, Product Technology Get this template

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User-Friendliness Considerations for Enterprise Software


I just read Khoi Vinh's quacking cow dolphin post (by way of Nicholas Carr's blog) about how unfriendly he thinks enterprise software is (both posts are generating insightful commentary). Vinh makes a point about enterprise applications not receiving the same sort of wide-spread critiques that popular commodity applications do. He attributes this to the idea that the software is used by a less

blog mincom ellipse  way of Nicholas Carr's blog ) about how unfriendly he thinks enterprise software is (both posts are generating insightful commentary). Vinh makes a point about enterprise applications not receiving the same sort of wide-spread critiques that popular commodity applications do. He attributes this to the idea that the software is used by a less-varied base of people, which aren't very likely to be merciless with their feedback. He says Shielded away from the bright scrutiny of the consumer marketplace and Read More

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The ERP Software Blog is a member-supported blog that includes comparisons and opinions about enterprise resource planning (ERP) and the software selection process.

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Microsoft’s Underlying Platform Parts for Enterprise Applications: Somewhat Explained - Part 3


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Part 1 of this blog series outlined Epicor 9 (aka Epicor ERP [evaluate this product]), Epicor Software’s next-generation converged product suite. A similar feat has yet to be accomplished even by mighty Oracle within Oracle Fusion Applications. The article also discussed Epicor’s accompanying “Protect, Extend, and Converge” strategy for providing customers with  a migration path choice on their

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They do it like that in the Balkans -- Select and deploy ERP, I mean (Part I)


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PLM (Vendors) and Lean Product Development-Part 3: Siemens PLM Software


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Hi from Kurt: TEC's New PLM Analyst


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