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Oracle Proud To Be Number Two
Being number two in the advanced planning and scheduling (APS) software market is becoming a coveted prize for old guard ERP vendors.

news letter design  $25 million (see TEC news analysis, SAP Declares Victory Over Manugistics, Takes Aim at i2 ). Recently, it was Oracle's turn to proclaim the title of second best with over fifty small to mid-sized and large companies signing up for its new advanced planning and scheduling (APS) solution in its first quarter of availability. The larger of the client guinea pigs include Alcoa, Cummins Engines, EchoStar Communications, GE Aircraft Engines, Ford Motor Company, Hitachi Data Systems, Odwalla, TRACO, and

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Core PLM for Discrete Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the discrete manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, product structures, production processes, design tools, document management, and design collaboration. 

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