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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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MAPICS Back On Track, But Not Without Restructuring Pains
On August 23, MAPICS, Inc., one of the leading mid-market ERP vendors, announced that it is taking steps to reduce costs through a restructuring plan. Earlier

off site back up  the company has laid off approximately 10% of the workforce dedicated to ERP backbone solutions. The Company said that as a result of the strategic rebalancing, it expects to record a pre-tax restructuring charge of up to $2.0 million, most of which should be recognized in the fourth fiscal quarter which ends September 30, 2000. Our results in fiscal 2001 should benefit from these actions that include direct cost reductions as well as other operating changes that are intended to improve margins,

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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Compare Software Solutions

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ERP for the Utilities Industry

Utilities (gas, water, electricity, and energy) software is typically built off customer billing systems encompassing a suite of modules covering fleet management, maintenance management, GIS, AMR, financials, and human resources, among others. 

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