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Auto Distributor Improves Bottom Line with ERP
When Naghi Group’s annual revenue began to soar, it realized that running core business operations on multiple systems was no longer feasible; its current

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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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Business Process Management (BPM)

Business process management (BPM) defines, enables, and manages the exchange of enterprise information through the semantics of a business process view, which involves employees, customers, partners, applications, and databases.  

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