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Managing Process Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX
Some firms rely on out-of-the box functionality to help reduce risk, minimize custom development, and increase predictability of successful implementation usage

microsoft great plains documentation  Process Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX Introduction A primary challenge for many process manufacturing firms involves effective implementation and use of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for managing the business.  In some firms, the challenge stems from limitations in the current system such as an out-of-date or overly complex software package.  In other firms considering a new ERP package, the challenge stems from their distinctive business practices, and the need to unde

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