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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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E-business Buy Side Success at H.B. Fuller
Chemical Company H.B. Fuller leveraged e-business to impact their procurement operations. This article discusses their objectives, the solution and the results.

define extranet  Work is underway to define and build a direct connection from H.B. Fuller's ERP system into the backend system of one of its major suppliers as a first step to H.B. Fuller's plan to migrate most if not all of its suppliers to electronic transactions. The objective is that by the end of the year the majority of spend transactions will be in the form of ERP-to-ERP transactions. H.B. Fuller's expectations are that this will result in streamlined operations, lower costs, and fewer errors. The end result for

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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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Web Content Management (WCM)

Web content management (WCM) systems manage content creation, review, and approval processes for web site content. This may include public Web sites (Internet) or private web sites (intranet or extranet). Use a WCM solution to organize and manage documents; provide content version control, collaboration utilities, and user- or document-level security. 

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define extranet  applications and functions that define the web site. There are new tourist attractions showing up every day. Since no attempt at a complete list will be complete for very long, we've only shown a sampling that covers both villages and the capitol cities. Survey: A web site is a great way to gather information about things that interest you: Just post a survey and get a few (hundred) thousand responses. Posting the results on the website for users to see generally adds more page and ad views. Community Read More

Learning from BPM Leaders: Benefits, Prerequisites, and the Impact of Successful BPM Initiatives


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Do You Need a Content Management System?


Understanding what content management means is the first step to determine how a solution will suit your company. Because of the abundance of information both inside and outside of organizations, it is crucial to harness it as an effective business asset.

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The Truth about Software-as-a-service (SaaS)


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How Do You Categorize Notebooks?


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And the Real ERP Is…


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Vertical Marketing--What Is A Vertical?


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