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The 2007 Microsoft® Office System in Manufacturing
This white paper highlights the key challenges facing the manufacturing industry, and discusses how the 2007 Microsoft® Office system can help maximize employee

cost calculations in manufacturing  features for budget and cost tracking, data reporting, managing project plans and operations activities before and after project completion, and sophisticated analysis. Microsoft Office Groove 2007 software, which provides a collaborative workspace environment, adds context to teamwork (with open discussions, chats, and other collaborative forums and availability of shared resources) and makes it easy to find, organize, and work on data and deliverables. It provides a rich set of extensible tools for

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