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16th Vendor Shootout for ERP in Miami
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is proud to announce the 16th Vendor Shootout for ERP. This year the Shootout will take place in beautiful Miami, Florida

scoring vendor demos  data used for this scoring has been obtained from vendor responses to TEC’s research questionnaire. High-level Comparison of Some Core Functionality for Discrete ERP I looked at three sets of functionality within each of the manufacturing management and inventory management modules. These graphs should help you determine which products and which areas of functionality you’d like to see demonstrated in depth during the Vendor Shootout. We treated all modules as being equally important when generating

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