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Federal Contract Management and Vendors' Readiness Part Two: Dealing With the Federal Government
Federal contracts can often be fraught with legal snares for the unseasoned providers.

federal contract bidding  of small vendors into federal contracts. Part Three will discuss the challenges and make user recommendations. Work Breakdown Structure Another crucial evaluation factor is the ability of the ERP software in use to identify and accumulate costs by contract and work breakdown structure (WBS), which is a product-oriented division of tasks that accumulates cost and schedule data, while in APICS' words, WBS is a hierarchical description of a project in which each lower level is more detailed . An example

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Engineer-to-Order (ETO 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 order processing and production scheduling. ERP began as a term used to describe a sophisticated and integrated software system used for manufacturing. In its simplest sense, ERP systems create interactive environments designed to help companies manage and analyze the business processes associated with manufacturing goods, such as inventory control, order taking, accounting, and much more. Although this basic definition still holds true for ERP systems, today its definition is expanding. Today’s leading ERP systems group all traditional company management functions (finance, sales, manufacturing, and human resources). Many systems include, with varying degrees of acceptance and skill, solutions that were formerly considered peripheral such as product data management (PDM), warehouse management, manufacturing execution system (MES), and reporting. During the last few years the functional perimeter of ERP systems began an expansion into its adjacent markets, such as supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence/data warehousing, and e-business, the focus of this knowledge base is mainly on the traditional ERP realms of finance, materials planning, and human resources. The foundation of any ERP implementation must be a proper exercise of aligning customers' IT technology with their business strategies, and subsequent software selection. 

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Emptoris "Procures" Zeborg's Spend Management Expertise Part Two: Market Impact


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How Does Fortiva Meet FRCP Requirements?


Does your business have a records management policy that addresses e-mail? Well if it doesn’t, now’s the time to consider adopting one. To meet Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) requirements, businesses must create and enforce a clear corporate messaging policy. With Fortiva’s on-demand archiving solution, your legal team can easily develop e-mail policies—making compliance with legal discovery demands much easier.

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Fed Gives ERP A Shot In The Arm


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