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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Cloud Assets: A Guide for SMBs-Part 1
Cloud computing is changing the scope of information technology (IT) management, and organizations must be highly adaptable to safeguard the continuity of their

bridge contract far  software). Besides helping you bridge the gap between your current situation and a solution implementation, some of these firms have distribution partnerships with solution providers. This can work to your advantage, as the integration firm has significant knowledge of available solutions and can leverage that knowledge for a faster implementation. On the other hand, if due diligence is not done, you might find a solution being pushed to you that wouldn’t necessarily best meet your business needs.

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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Engineer-to-Order (ETO 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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