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The Essential ERP - Its Genesis & Future
Knowing the history and evolution of ERP is essential to understanding its current application and its future developments. Each step in the evolution of ERP is

limitations fourth shift  circumvent MRPII's capacity planning limitations, planners turned to various ways of off-line capacity planning: either manually, with the help of spreadsheet programs, or with the help of new advanced planning and scheduling (APS) systems. APS systems are designed as bolt-ons with the idea of plugging into an ERP system's database to download information and then create a feasible schedule within identified constraints. The new schedule can then be uploaded into the ERP system thereby replacing the

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Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems

Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming quoting and ordering processes, decrease unit costs, and lower sales costs. Q2O suites can further help enterprises increase sales effectiveness across all channels. These solutions help companies that sell complex products and services shift their focus to customer-facing sales and service issues. 

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