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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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AspenTech Keeps on Enhancing aspenONE
Process industries often find the sophisticated software products from Aspen Technology (a.k.a., AspenTech) quite functional and useful in catering to their

pims 1  time The new Aspen PIMS Platinum ( PIMS stands for Process Industry Modeling System) optimizes petroleum supply chain planning and scheduling by enabling planners to collaborate more easily to deliver optimal plans faster by visualizing and evaluating multiple scenarios along with plant data to make better and more profitable decisions A new version of Aspen Collaborative Demand Manager helps process manufacturers improve demand forecast accuracy to increase customer service levels, reduce excess

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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ERP for Services (Non-manufacturing)

Typically, ERP systems designed for services industries offer modules that provide back-office support, customer relationship management, time management, expense management, resource management, and project management capabilities. Depending on the vertical market, additional industry-specific functionality may be included to address unique business requirements. Consequently, project-centric systems for accounting, architecture, construction, engineering, and professional services industries will support project management functionality; whereas health care, field service, distribution, and government systems will support functionality unique to those vertical markets. 

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pims 1  applications from Petrolsoft, Broner, PIMS and Aspen's polymer supply chain suite, all of which are pre-configured. Given the customization effort required for many of the applications, experienced resources are a must for implementations. That being said, Aspen is attempting to reformulate some of its more popular functionality as packaged modules and templates to speed implementations. Users should also bear in mind that Aspen's digital marketplaces, such as PetroVantage and e-Catalysts.com, have Read More

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