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TOTVS Protheus ERP Is Now TEC Certified
The most recently certified enterprise resource planning (ERP) software product by TEC analysts is offered by the Brazilian company TOTVS and is called Protheus

franchise businesses  and applying an exclusive franchise model have resulted in easy access to the software for small companies, highly localized service for clients, and partners allowed to own clients and mutually align their own interests with the vendor’s goals. Since its inception, TOTVS has developed and used a proprietary technology that is still used today—Protheus ERP is built on that technology. Generally, TOTVS addresses the needs of companies of a micro (1–9 employees) to large (more than 500 employees)

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ERP for Distribution Industries

Enterprise resource planning (ERP)—distribution software is designed for companies in the distribution and logistics industries. Traditional distribution businesses focus on moving goods through a supply chain, and the distribution software market has developed products to meet these needs. The software solutions developed for ERP for distribution includes functionality for supply chain management (SCM), distribution process management (DPM), and retail and commerce.  

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