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Process Manufacturing (ERP)
Process 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...
 

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AuraPortal: A BPM Vendor Worth Checking Out
AuraPortal, a new business process management (BPM) vendor, offers a solution that creates business process execution models without the need for heavy IT

visio shapes bmc marimba  SharePoint , and Microsoft Visio solutions. Other technologies that can be used as required include Java, Ajax, ASP.net , and Web Services. With AURA’s focus on organic product development (i.e., no acquisitions) comes a suite with all modules unified on a single platform.   Who Uses AuraPortal BPMS? The AuraPortal BPMS solution has proven utility in a variety of industries, including manufacturing & distribution, financial services, professional services, health care, and federal and local government

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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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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...

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