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Stability and Functionality for Process and Discrete Manufacturers
While superficially, Infor's acquisition strategy may appear to be impulsive, it has actually been calculated to develop a stronger vertical functionality. This

discrete story  Functionality for Process and Discrete Manufacturers Situational Analysis Customer requirements for enterprise applications capabilities have changed dramatically. The demand for remote access application availability through different interfaces and devices has risen. To enable access through Web services, Web browsers, portals, popular desktop applications, mobile phones, and personal digital assistants (PDA), the presentation (client) and back-end (server) business logic needs to be separated. For

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Core PLM for Discrete Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the discrete manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, product structures, production processes, design tools, document management, and design collaboration. 

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On October 9, I ran a contest asking readers to define ERP in their own words. Why? Because there are so many different definitions floating around on the Web that I wondered if users really know what they're getting into when selecting an ERP system. This problem was really brought home to me a few months ago, when I was asked to write a brief history of ERP (for an organization who will

discrete story  Contrast this with our discrete ERP RFP template , which contains 33,694 words. Guus Krabbenborg: An ERP system is a COMPASS that tells you where you are, how you’re doing and where your company is moving to. My thoughts: I like this too, although I'd argue that there's some overlap between this definition and the description of a BI system. Atul Shrivastava: An ERP system is an integration system which not only integrates different organization systems and functions like HCM (Human Capital Read More

Process Manufacturers: Are You Running the Wrong Type of ERP Software? [SURVEY]


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discrete story  difference between process and discrete manufacturing with an example: Once you make a can of soda, you cannot return it back to its basic components such as carbonated water, citric acid, potassium benzoate, aspartame, and other ingredients. You cannot put the juice back into the orange. A car or computer, on the other hand, can be disassembled and the parts, to a large extent, can be returned to stock. Process manufacturing functionality is not typically included in ERP solutions for discrete Read More

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ERP Discrete Vs ERP Process


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