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Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
 

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Scala and Microsoft Become (Not So) Strange CRM Bedfellows Part Two: Market Impact Continued
Microsoft's foray into the CRM arena has not been a bed of roses, despite its indisputably large marketing muscle and R&D investment, its strong channel

pda navision  for distribution, SAP, or PDA solutions) will likely not suffice the target market's one-stop-shop requirements. Given Scala's install base's loyalty, one should expect these customers to embrace new functionality beyond core ERP. Given Scala's recent faltering within new license revenue, the urgent need for a new product introduction seemed more pressing than ever. Thus, all going well, Scala should fairly quickly add basic CRM features to its ERP offering, which should strengthen its competitive

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Discrete Enterprise Resource Planning (Discrete ERP) RFI / RFP Template

Financials, Human Resources, Manufacturing Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing Management, Quality Management, Sales Management, Product Technology Get this template

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The (NA)Vision of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 - Part 3


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pda navision  (NA)Vision of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 - Part 3 Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog series went through the five previous generations of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV (formerly Navision ) product. In  late 2008, at the European Microsoft Convergence user conference , attendees saw the sixth major release of the product, dubbed Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 . The product’s subsequent launch in the US was in February 2009 (the replay can be seen here ). But rather than merely reciting the enhancements from Read More

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I can partly understand analysts’ temptation to beat up on Microsoft’s forays into the enterprise applications space. To be fair, "the empire" has had its share of strategic and tactical miscues, as if it had wanted to give these naysayers some ammunition. For one, many analysts and market observers first criticized the giant for not having a unified enterprise resource planning (ERP) product line

pda navision  Underlying Platform Parts for Enterprise Applications: Somewhat Explained - Part 1 I can partly understand analysts’ temptation to beat up on Microsoft ’s forays into the enterprise applications space. To be fair,  the empire  has had its share of strategic and tactical miscues, as if it had wanted to give these naysayers some ammunition. For one, many analysts and market observers first criticized the giant for not having a unified enterprise resource planning (ERP) product line, but Read More

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