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Industry Solution for Microsoft Dynamics AX by Edgewater Fullscope Is Certified
It’s my pleasure to announce that another software product within the manufacturing ERP model has been recently certified by TEC. The Process Industry solution

formula story  manufacturing where recipe-based and formula-based processes are extensively used. The story of the solution itself is not quite a typical one for the development of an ERP solution. The vendor, Fullscope, originally founded in 1999 in Athens, Alabama, had been a multi-award-winning Microsoft partner and value added reseller of Microsoft Dynamics AX. Having clients within the process manufacturing industry and being one of Microsoft’s industry building partners, Fullscope decided to develop its own

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