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product type  Management, Web Commerce, and Product Technology—the last two being the main modules in which E-Business Suite comes out on top. Conclusion In broad terms, if you are looking for a solution strong in distribution or supply chain management, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne has the stronger functionality straight out of the box, and therefore merits further investigation. However, as you can see below, if web commerce is critical to your organization, E-Business Suite delivers a stronger solution than JD

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