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EXE Latest Vendor to Join IBM Supply Chain Club
IBM and EXE Technologies today announced a global strategic relationship in which the two vendors will provide supply chain customers with integrated solutions

return to vendor  Metro Richelieu, no tangible return on the arrangement will be gained by the new partners in the short term. Users in the retail or wholesale distribution sectors may want to look at the Exceed WMS product, originally developed for the Unix and mainframe environments, as it would be a fairly safe bet in this incarnation. However, Unix users should include other offerings on a short list, such as Catalyst International's CatalystWMS. Although EXE successfully completed compatibility testing on Windows

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Business Performance Management

Business performance management (BPM) enables organizations to translate strategies into plans, monitor execution, and provide insight needed to manage and improve financial and operational performance. This knowledge base covers scorecards, dashboards, business activity monitoring, and more.  

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