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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

format for notice  graphics, quality data, etc.), format it into an easily understandable presentation, and let users make changes, which then update the source system. This process helps companies to manage product development and change, and also to communicate data for planning and prioritization, all with a web-based and highly flexible workflow management tool, referred to as Flex Forms, and the relative ease of creating data tables on the fly for reporting purposes. The product gives manufacturers capabilities to

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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