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Evaluating Enterprise Software - Business Process or Feature/Function-Based Approach? All the above, Perhaps?
Owing to learning from the past experiences and to the help of specialized selection service providers, selecting an enterprise package has to a degree, become

site based teams in the selection process  at the TEC web site in the past (see The Old ERP Dilemma: Replace or Add-on , Application Erosion: Eating Away at Your Hard Earned Value , and Application Erosion: More Causes and Cures ). Vendors' and VARs' Side of the Predicament Vendors, their VARs, and system integrators (SIs) are not in an easy situation either, despite their above-mentioned tendency to quite often oversell their products. On the vendor side, the challenge of educating the potential client of their offerings results in painfully

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Core PLM for Process Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the process (or recipe-based) manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, recipes, formulas, production processes, design tools, document management, and collaboration. 

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