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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Service Productization
Productization of services is accomplished by associating tangible features with intangible service offerings. Tangible features may take the form of personnel,

design strategies custom purchase outsource  firm in a 10,000-square-foot design center facility with 100 PCs and endless white board space distributed across the oversized room. In this example, the space itself becomes part of the overall offering. The Productization Trap Productization of service offerings is not all good news. One potential trap is that sales personnel will begin to lean on the easy-to-understand product attributes too much . It is important to remember that services are always custom to a large extent. As noted earlier, no matt

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Engineer-to-Order (ETO ERP)

The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as order processing and production scheduling. ERP began as a term used to describe a sophisticated and integrated software system used for manufacturing. In its simplest sense, ERP systems create interactive environments designed to help companies manage and analyze the business processes associated with manufacturing goods, such as inventory control, order taking, accounting, and much more. Although this basic definition still holds true for ERP systems, today its definition is expanding. Today’s leading ERP systems group all traditional company management functions (finance, sales, manufacturing, and human resources). Many systems include, with varying degrees of acceptance and skill, solutions that were formerly considered peripheral such as product data management (PDM), warehouse management, manufacturing execution system (MES), and reporting. During the last few years the functional perimeter of ERP systems began an expansion into its adjacent markets, such as supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence/data warehousing, and e-business, the focus of this knowledge base is mainly on the traditional ERP realms of finance, materials planning, and human resources. The foundation of any ERP implementation must be a proper exercise of aligning customers' IT technology with their business strategies, and subsequent software selection. 

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