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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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PLM Coming of Age: ERP Vendors Take Notice
With a PLM solution in place, a company has the ability to automate, monitor, and track product development and revision processes with their customers

example about notice  a solidified design. Another example is that engineering BOMs are defined independently of manufacturing BOMs, which may be an entirely different structure. While this solution does not provide all of the features that a full PLM system will offer, it can offer tangible benefits to Epicor customers looking to infuse more collaboration and structure into their product design processes. Furthermore, most PLM vendors focus on specific vertical industries, and their solutions have been developed to solve the

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Document Management System (DMS)

Document management systems (DMS) assist with the management, creation, workflow, and storage of documents within different departments. A DMS stores documents in a database and associates important information about the documents, to the documents (known as metadata). Most systems provide workflow engines to design and support document creation, publication, and usage. DMS solutions are often used by insurance and health care industries, government bodies, or other organizations processing high volumes of documents. 

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BI on the Go: About Functionality and Level of Satisfaction


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PeopleSoft, once a high flyer owing to its congenial culture and slick ERP product, has unveiled a number of new, possibly revolutionary enterprise applications that it hopes will help it end a protracted dry season and put it back on the ERP top chart. The company has invested two years and over a half billion dollars to develop the product. It has now emerged with a new platform, a new set of products and a new attitude of lambasting competition.

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It’s About Process (or the Ability to be Responsive) -- Part III


Part II of this blog series continued the introduction of the concepts of workflow automation and business process management (BPM). It also zoomed in on similarities and subtle differences between the two related software categories. Finally, the idea of on-demand workflow and/or BPM solutions was introduced. To that end, Webcom Inc. has leveraged its vast expertise earned while addressing

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Five Things to Understand About Your Nexus Footprint


The complexities and fluidities of sales tax nexus can be overwhelming and require the constant attention of a tax expert to navigate, but most small to medium businesses (SMBs) cannot afford that kind of resource internally. Meanwhile, the penalties for undercollecting, underreporting, and underpaying sales tax can be huge. Learn more about nexus issues and how they can impact your business—and your bottom line.

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A VoIP Primer-Everything You Need to Know about VoIP


Are you considering voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) for your organization? We’ll take a comprehensive look at how VoIP works, and what you should know before selecting a VoIP vendor.

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6 Reasons Why You Should Care About B2B Integration Technology


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It’s About Process (or the Ability to be Responsive) -- Part V


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The Truth about Agent versus Agentless Monitoring


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