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i2 Technologies Garners Semiconductor Award
DALLAS, Texas -- i2 Technologies (Nasdaq: ITWO), the leading provider of intelligent eBusiness solutions, today was awarded top honors from Semiconductor

semiconductor jobs  Technologies Garners Semiconductor Award i2 Technologies Garners Semiconductor Award S. McVey - October 25th, 1999 Event Summary Editors of Semiconductor International, a leading technical publication covering the semiconductor industry, awarded top honors to i2 Technologies for its Rhythm suite of semiconductor template solutions. The award is part of Semiconductor International's 1999 Editor's Choice Best Product Awards Program that recognizes superior performance of equipment, materials and software

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Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)

The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as order processing and production scheduling. ERP began as a term used to describe a sophisticated and integrated software system used for manufacturing. In its simplest sense, ERP systems create interactive environments designed to help companies manage and analyze the business processes associated with manufacturing goods, such as inventory control, order taking, accounting, and much more. Although this basic definition still holds true for ERP systems, today its definition is expanding. Today’s leading ERP systems group all traditional company management functions (finance, sales, manufacturing, and human resources). Many systems include, with varying degrees of acceptance and skill, solutions that were formerly considered peripheral such as product data management (PDM), warehouse management, manufacturing execution system (MES), and reporting. During the last few years the functional perimeter of ERP systems began an expansion into its adjacent markets, such as supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence/data warehousing, and e-business, the focus of this knowledge base is mainly on the traditional ERP realms of finance, materials planning, and human resources. The foundation of any ERP implementation must be a proper exercise of aligning customers'' IT technology with their business strategies, and subsequent software selection. 

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