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How Much Wisdom Will BRAIN Bring To Agilisys? Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations
As long as both Agilisys and BRAIN remain focused on their industries and do not become too distracted with each other’s verticals, everyone should do well.

ford motors strategy  industry standards such as Ford MS-9000 , Automotive Industry Action Group ( AIAG ), Manufacturing Assembly Pilot ( MAP ), or International Automotive Sector Group ( IASG ) QS-9000 should be probed. The lower tier automotive suppliers in need of a plant-focused ERP system and of getting quickly and affordably on their e-Business feet would be the most likely beneficiaries from evaluating BRAIN and like products. Also, make sure that the system supports the practices and dictated standards by your likely

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PPM for Internal Departments

A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Typically IT departments employ an IT governance framework to ensure that their PPM strategy is put into action. With the increasing demand of IT departments to justify their project investments, PPM software has risen in popularity as the tool of choice. It allows both executives and IT decision makers to gain insight into their IT portfolios. PPM software allows IT managers to prioritize projects, allocate resources where needed, and gain financial insight into their portfolio investments. 

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