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SAP for the Chemicals Industry: Challenges and User Recommendations
Using the SAP ERP Chemicals Packaged Solution may represent a significant advantage—but only if SAP is the right enterprise resource planning system for the

thompson datastream  (CIRM) by APICS. Olin Thompson is a principal of Process ERP Partners . He has over twenty-five years of experience as an executive in the software industry, and has been called the father of process ERP. He is a frequent author and award-winning speaker on topics such as gaining value from ERP, SCP, e-commerce, and the impact of technology on industry. He can be reached at Olin@ProcessERP.com .

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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