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It’s the Time to Master Your Master Data
A recent blog post CRM for the Finance and Banking Industry – Part 1 by Gabriel Gheorghiu touched on a pain point of many of today’s enterprise IT environments.

material request sample  data, MDM initiatives in material master data, supplier master data, and even human resources (HR) master data are also seen. As to the future of MDM, my humble opinion is that, one day, today’s MDM may disappear if every piece of data is stored only once but can be accessed conveniently, efficiently, and securely from anywhere by anyone who has the access rights to do it. However, this ideal situation is not coming soon. Or, will it even come?

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ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments Software Evaluation Report

The ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments Software Evaluation Report focuses on a range of industrial activities that add value to raw materials by processing them into a form suitable for further manufacturing or for immediate end-use. These activities include traditional mills that turn grain into flour or extract sucrose from sugar cane; the spinning and weaving mills of the textiles and carpets sectors; the rolling plants of steel, aluminum, and other metals semi-fabricators; to the continuous outputs of paper and board mills. 

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