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Commodity Software, Best Practice and Competitive Advantage
Can industry-leading practice be found in a commodity software package? If we accept that application software is a commodity, by definition, the answer is no.

industry leading practice definition  in the software. Getting industry leading practice starting with a package means excelling in how the package is used, or extend the package into new areas. For example, if a company's core competitive strategy is to be the low cost producer, how can they use the base provided from packaged software to drive cost even lower? How do they make better decisions and make them faster. How can they communicate better, lessen cycle times, remove non-value added steps, etc.? Alternatively, a company could get to

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Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)

The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as order processing and production scheduling. ERP began as a term used to describe a sophisticated and integrated software system used for manufacturing. In its simplest sense, ERP systems create interactive environments designed to help companies manage and analyze the business processes associated with manufacturing goods, such as inventory control, order taking, accounting, and much more. Although this basic definition still holds true for ERP systems, today its definition is expanding. Today’s leading ERP systems group all traditional company management functions (finance, sales, manufacturing, and human resources). Many systems include, with varying degrees of acceptance and skill, solutions that were formerly considered peripheral such as product data management (PDM), warehouse management, manufacturing execution system (MES), and reporting. During the last few years the functional perimeter of ERP systems began an expansion into its adjacent markets, such as supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence/data warehousing, and e-business, the focus of this knowledge base is mainly on the traditional ERP realms of finance, materials planning, and human resources. The foundation of any ERP implementation must be a proper exercise of aligning customers'' IT technology with their business strategies, and subsequent software selection. 

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