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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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including the largest ones  utilize your enterprise apps, including what transactions they are using, how long they spend on them and what steps they follow. Comprehensive end-user error metrics: What critical errors do your end- users encounter? What training is required? Which individual users need specific assistance or more training? Knoa EPM tracks and reports 100% of all errors created by your end-users and provides contextual information about the actions that led to the problem. User Behavior and Performance: Are end-users

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Product Development and Portfolio Management

The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses Product Portfolio Management (PPM), including the evaluation processes of new and existing products and product portfolios to provide the most valuable, balanced, and well aligned portfolio of products.  

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including the largest ones  with their existing resources, including the use of APS. APS helps companies improve their profitability through better utilization of their resources while producing shorter lead times, stronger on-time performances, and reducing inventory costs while providing better operational visibility of the shop floor. In its January 2008 report, Manufacturing Operations Management: The Next Generation of Manufacturing Systems, Aberdeen Group also found that, Compared to the industry average, Best-in-Class Read More

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