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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Mill Industries: A Generic ERP Challenge
Mills are factories where value is added to raw material by processing it into a form suitable either for further manufacturing, or for immediate end-use

example receipt form  for mill manufacturers. For example, a one-inch diameter extruded brass rod will have a certain nominal product ID number in the system. If ordered in cut lengths, packed and marked, one or two attributes should trigger the following operations: a process operation to cut the rod to lengths; a process operation to mark the rods (such as a color code with paint on the ends); adding paint to the parts list for the job; adding strapping to the parts list for the job; a process operation to strap the rods

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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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Business Intelligence (BI)

Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support. 

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An E-Commerce Company That Can Pay The Bills


Concur Technologies added a module that handles miscellaneous payment requests to its eWorkplace suite. It seems like a small thing, but handling all those little expense reports adds up to a big one.

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How to Choose an SMS Provider


For over 15 years, short message service (SMS) has been a quick and reliable way to receive and deliver information—anytime, anywhere. Today, SMS helps provide dialogue with consumers. Inbound SMS, or mobile originated (MO), is an important tool to enhance customer interaction. Learn the most important factors to consider when choosing an SMS provider, including flexibility, price, international coverage, and reliability.

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Data Mining: The Brains Behind eCRM


Data mining has emerged from obscure beginnings in artificial intelligence to become a viable and increasingly popular tool for putting data to work. Data mining is a set of techniques for automating the exploration of data and uncovering hidden truths.

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Why Systems Fail - The Dead-end of Dirty Data


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Threshold of a New TEC Advisor


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How Many Bitcoins for That Latte?


Many retail establishments and restaurants may soon be accepting Bitcoin as a valid form of payment at the checkout, says iPad point-of-sale (POS) company Revel Systems. In order to bridge the online digital currency to mainstream retailers, restaurants, and grocery stores, the vendor recently announced a new Bitcoin integration that makes accepting Bitcoin as payment easy, giving their customers even more ways to pay.

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Digitize Your Product Strategy


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How Not-for-profit Organizations Can Reduce Costs and Practice Better Financial Management with Microsoft Dynamics GP


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Salesforce to Shut Down Do.com


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Good Customer Service Is Simple


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FRx Poised To Permeate Many More General Ledgers Part One: Executive Summary


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