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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Why I Like Vanilla
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software packages can be highly flexible, but custom configurations may cause more trouble than they’re worth when it comes

phase documentation  client’s version updates, that phase often never comes. At my current company, even five years after our software is in, I still do not have a simple report that shows me how much of a certain stock-keeping unit (SKU) we have sold in any given period. I can get the information by faking out the system, or by doing extensive manipulation of data extracts in off-line spreadsheets, but it isn’t easy. It makes forecasting difficult, and that hurts our inventory management and our supply chain

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Product Development and Portfolio Management

The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses Product Portfolio Management (PPM), including the evaluation processes of new and existing products and product portfolios to provide the most valuable, balanced, and well aligned portfolio of products.  

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