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Great Plains' eEnterprise Solution 'N Sync with Microsoft's New Platforms
Great Plains announced that its eEnterprise solution scales considerably better on Microsoft SQL Server 2000 in comparison to Microsoft's SQL Server 7.0.

great plains comparisons  on the Microsoft platform, Great Plains has extensively collaborated with Microsoft for more than a year on the development of Microsoft's .NET Framework. Great Plains states it is using Microsoft .NET Framework in its next generation e-business solutions because of its increased productivity, reliability, multi-language support and Internet capabilities. In addition to Great Plains' early work on Windows 2000 Server and SQL Server 2000, Great Plains tests on and plans compatibility with other .NET

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CMMS – EAM

Enterpise asset management (EAM) solutions support maintenance management tasks. Asset management systems typically enable planning, controlling, and monitoring of physical asset events. EAM typically includes computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) functionality, fleet maintenance, workflow, reporting, and other areas that touch upon asset management practices. 

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