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ERP Beginner's Guide In So Many Words
ERP remains the information backbone for contemporary manufacturing enterprises. However, today's ERP systems are required to address more than traditional

dss evolution  (CRM), decision support systems (DSS), and e-business, making systems less inward looking. Other value-added aspects of the newest systems include product configuration, field service modules, and Internet self-service capabilities that extend system access to more users and/or business partners. Finally, ERP can be the means for business-process reengineering (BPR), increasing flexibility and responsiveness by breaking down barriers between functional departments and reducing duplication of effort. (For

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