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Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
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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 or...
 

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Justification of ERP Investments Part Two: The Intangible Effects of ERP
The intangible or non-financial benefits of an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) system can be viewed from several perspectives. For illustrative

intangible  Investments Part Two: The Intangible Effects of ERP The Intangible Effects of ERP* The intangible or non-financial benefits of an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) system can be viewed from several perspectives. For illustrative purposes, the discussion will focus on the benefits for accounting, product and process design, production, sales, and management information system (MIS) functions. From the overall company standpoint, ERP provides a framework for working effectively together and

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Discrete Enterprise Resource Planning (Discrete ERP) RFI / RFP Template

Financials, Human Resources, Manufacturing Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing Management, Quality Management, Sales Management, Product Technology Get this template

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intangible  become your most important intangible asset . If you aren't managing your master data effectively, you could be opening the door to a host of problems: Part of your company is doing business with a client or account, but other parts of the company aren't even aware of it. Partners and customers refer to parts you manufacture or distribute in a number of different ways, causing problems with order processing and inventory control. Your company has been involved in a merger or acquisition, and you're Read More

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