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Global versus Local Channel Approach, Who Will Win?
There is a clear distinction between the market dynamics within the respective MBS and Sage/Best channels.

global construction industry outlook  It has developed its global strategy centered on the Windows-based, open-architecture Advantage Series from the ground up as an international product, available in multiple languages with multicurrency support. Its three editions—Small Business, Corporate, and Enterprise—scale from single-user remote locations to enterprise environments. To that end, a company in the UK can, for instance, have a subsidiary in the US, South Africa, or Canada running on the same software due to a large number of

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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ERP for Services (Non-manufacturing)

Typically, ERP systems designed for services industries offer modules that provide back-office support, customer relationship management, time management, expense management, resource management, and project management capabilities. Depending on the vertical market, additional industry-specific functionality may be included to address unique business requirements. Consequently, project-centric systems for accounting, architecture, construction, engineering, and professional services industries will support project management functionality; whereas health care, field service, distribution, and government systems will support functionality unique to those vertical markets. 

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A Dynamic Answer to Enterprise Resource Planning for Services


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Formation Systems Pioneers Product Design Collaboration For The Process Industries


Process manufacturing’s daunting mix of constraints has kept many software vendors away. Privately held Formation Systems takes up the challenge with Optiva, a suite targeted at cost-saving opportunities in the product development cycle.

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Solomon Stands the Test of Time Despite Changing Masters Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations


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Merging Global Trade Management with Global Finance


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The report also contains an independent analyst’s review of the ERP software based on a demonstration provided by IFS. The review identifies the features of IFS Applications that distinguishes it from other business process management solutions, including its compatibility with multiple sites and companies, its integrated document management feature, and its support for mobile operations across various devices. In this review, the analyst outlines the software provider’s implementation process, support model, and target user base.

IFS Applications achieved TEC certification status for its ERP software solution by completing TEC’s certification program, which includes a demonstration of the ERP software’s support for specific real-world business process and a detailed functional benchmarking analysis.

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Download this software review report for product analysis and comparison, an in-depth analyst commentary, and to learn more about how IFS Applications can help oil and gas businesses achieve their ERP objectives.

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Global HR Transformation


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Is Your Commerce Platform Ready to Go Global?


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