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Soft Economy Dents SAP’s Armored Shield As Well
Since the license revenue plunge in the US, a likely cascading economic slowdown worldwide, and SAP’s high stakes in struggling Commerce One happened much

ifs sap plm middle east  these markets (e.g., PeopleSoft, IFS , Intentia , Navision , etc.). These vendors have also shown good results in SAP's stronghold, the European market, which can cut into SAP's top line in the future. Some caution also comes from the fact that SAP's service & support revenue continue to grow much faster than new license sales. This indicates a slowing down of new accounts creating activity, which should likely hurt more some time down the track. More than being a slight embarrassment, the late profit

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Core PLM for Discrete Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the discrete manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, product structures, production processes, design tools, document management, and design collaboration. 

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SAP PLM integrates all participants in the development process: designers, suppliers, manufacturers, and customers. SAP's product attempts to keep engineering from being a linear value chain, but rather a three-dimensional, collaborative community focused on a common goal. SAP PLM provides a solution for companies that require proactive quality management to improve equipment and plant performance. SAP PLM is delivered through mySAP Enterprise Portal, which is a role-based portal solution. The solution provides Web-based access to internal and external content, applications, and services. SAP PLM integrates with mySAP Supply Chain Management, mySAP Customer Relationship Management, mySAP Supplier Relationship Management, mySAP Exchanges, and SAP's enterprise resource planning (ERP) offerings.  

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