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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Application Erosion: More Causes and Cures
Application erosion is real and it has a significant impact on the long-term value of technology. It can have various causes, but there is a possible solution

more knowledgeable person  the data in a more valuable format. This increased visibility had several effects: Using analytics that reflect the current situation (today's shipments) highlighted latency problems. Inaccurate data stands out when viewed by people knowledgeable about the business, highlighting problem areas. Highlighting latency and accuracy issues led to fixing both the data and (more importantly) the business processes that created the problems. Users, knowing that many people were looking at, depending on and

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PLM for the Fashion Industry

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Fashion is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain.  

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