While enterprise applications solutions are moving closer to the plant floor, and plant-level systems are moving closer to enterprise planning application functionality, these systems will not likely converge anytime soon, because they use different technologies and have different user requirements.
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issues, radically different data models are used to account for productivity, yields, and financial viability across these different segments (see Process Manufacturing Software: A Primer ). Thus, while ERP vendors have made their products more attractive to specific vertical markets, they cannot really afford to deliver specialized functionality unless the market is large. Also, as for the user interface (UI) aspect, the screens and controls of enterprise applications are geared toward planners,