How many ERP vendors, including the largest ones, have natively built-in real-time production monitoring, warehousing management, time and attendance capture, and complete quality management systems?
data flow machines
with no barriers to data flow (see Enterprise Applications—The Genesis and Future, Revisited ). Such an enterprise system would provide extensive business management functionality (e.g., real-time production monitoring, warehouse management, job shop tooling, quality control, supply chain planning, execution and connectivity, customer relationship management [CRM], preventive maintenance, and so on), that was previously available only through multiple vendors' solutions. It would also involve a single