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How Great Is Great Plains' Manufacturing Offering (Did Somebody Say Microsoft)?
Great Plains informed us during its Convergence 2001 annual user conference about its initial strides into the discrete manufacturing market. The following is

pdm great plains  plant maintenance, document management/PDM, etc. The product also lacks strong distribution requirements planning (DRP) functionality, which still renders the product not particularly suitable for multi-site implementations. There is also lack of vertical focus and industry templates - the fact that the majority of customers are electronic manufacturers/OEMs is more the result of serendipity than the company's orchestrated effort in the industry. To that end, during our attendance at

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Core PLM for Process Industries

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

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