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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of May 7th, 2012
SOFTWARE SELECTIONS AND GO-LIVESLos Angeles County selects SAS to provide analytics services and applicationsIndustry tags: BI/business analytics

oracle microsoft sql compare plm  partners with expertise in Oracle Spatial features, the vendor intends to promote adoption of Oracle's geo-location features within Oracle’s Database 11g Enterprise Edition, as well as helping partners to differentiate themselves by providing such types of  advanced services. —Jorge García, TEC BI Analyst SAP announces availability of new collaborative process modeling tool Industry tags: Business process management SAP has just announced the availability of a process modeling tool as part of SAP's

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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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