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Infor Unveils Implementation Accelerator For Fashion Industry
Providing implementation facilitation tools and instruments has become a common practice for many enterprise resource planning (ERP) software vendors. I

ck words  configurations of its software packages for some time, and now it's the turn of the fashion industry. As the vendor announced , Infor Implementation Accelerator is available for the garment and footware designers, manufacturers, and distributors. It is described as a set of preconfigured industry solutions based on the latest version of the Infor application suites that deliver leading industry practices and business processes. In other words, some typical ERP implementation processes and procedures

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