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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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The Profitability Perspective: How Automated Reporting Drives Better Decisions
Driving sustainable growth requires profitability-focused planning and performance management. Most companies have some type of profitability reporting@but many

earned value reporting  where profits are being earned and opportunities lie. Some companies have realized that the key to success is to leverage technology to integrate information and develop a repeatable model for profitability reporting that facilitates decision making; those companies that have already made an investment cite fewer limitations than those that haven’t. Improving Profitability Information Step by Step As organizations realize the disconnect between the current manual effort to produce profitability and a

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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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ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments

The ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments knowledge base focuses on a range of industrial activities that add value to raw materials by processing them into a form suitable for further manufacturing or for immediate end-use. These activities include traditional mills that turn grain into flour or extract sucrose from sugar cane; the spinning and weaving mills of the textiles and carpets sectors; the rolling plants of steel, aluminum, and other metals semi-fabricators; to the continuous outputs of paper and board mills. 

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