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Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
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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 or...
 

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Netpliance’s 4X Price Hike - Will It Spell Boom or Doom?
Netpliance, Inc., whose i-opener could be considered the first Internet appliance, recently added functionality, but also decided to raise its hardware

trouble tracker  charges, probably spells big trouble for Netpliance. We expect that Netpliance will last until early next year. By that time, the Gateway/AOL appliance will be out, the first MSN Web Companions should be out, and other large manufacturers should be scoring with their appliances. We do not believe the i-opener provides sufficient functionality to compete adequately against any reasonably featured, AOL-focused appliance. User Recommendations As we have stated before, the i-Opener series is

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Discrete Enterprise Resource Planning (Discrete ERP) RFI / RFP Template

Financials, Human Resources, Manufacturing Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing Management, Quality Management, Sales Management, Product Technology Get this template

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trouble tracker  you may be in trouble. It is all too easy to concentrate on functional tests around data entry, as this is where many tools excel. If your attention during UAT is driven by your tools—or by your supplier's existing tests—you may miss areas that are important to your business. Don't let your suppliers dictate your test strategy. No two testers seem to agree on precisely what operational acceptance testing (OAT) might actually be but it is typically less to do with the business functions of the system, Read More

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trouble tracker  will help you avoid trouble, provide vital information, and can enable your organization to take new opportunities with greater agility and strength. Testing a system well is harder than building it. In the face of new risks introduced by the ever-increasing complexity of software and hardware, test tools may be your only practical way to be confident that you've got just what you paid for. From gathering the initial requirements to supporting the system after it has been deployed, test tools are Read More

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PeopleSoft Supply Chain Is Music To Mid Market Ears


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J. D. Edwards FOCUSes on Active Supply Chain


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New Era of Networks Gets Blinded By the NEON


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