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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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Facing A Selection? Try A Knowledge-Based Matchmaker Part 2: A Timesaving Solution
Since a 'one-size-fits-all' product is still not quite a viable possibility, almost every product can win provided a certain set of requirements. The Catch 22

xp sp 2 update  on TEC's past selection experiences. As the functionality scope covers many modes of discrete manufacturing (make-to-order (MTO), engineer-to-order (ETO), make-to-stock (MTS), lean manufacturing, etc.) and it goes beyond core ERP functionality as well (into e.g., sales force automation (SFA), product lifecycle management (PLM), etc.), and as the technological questions attempt to cover many technical aspects (e.g., general architecture, degree of integration among modules, interconnectivity, data

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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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