Major new SAP products are being released in the realms of supply chain management (SCM), manufacturing execution systems (MES), and product lifecycle management (PLM). TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic examines the solutions that SAP is offering for supply chain executives to expand beyond the traditional boundaries of SCM, PLM, and enterprise resource planning (ERP).
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applications, such as PLM, computer aided design (CAD), enterprise resource planning (ERP), SCM, enterprise asset management (EAM), etc. Figure 1 PTC and Infor are working on this concept as well. Infor, within the Infor10 strategy, is doing this in a few ways. First, through Infor Workspace , it is leveraging portal capabilities so that users can access the applications they need from a single home page. Other examples are via the Lifecycle Analyzer , ION Business Vault , and ION Pulse capabilities