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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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Future Trends in Wholesale Distribution—Part 2: Outside-In Omnichannel Fulfillment
The TEC Vendor Challenge was in full swing last week, with 2 days' worth of vendor demonstrations from Epicor, IBS, Infor, Microsoft, NetSuite, SAP, and VAI, as

recent technological innovations  omnichannel order fulfillment. SAP's recent acquisition of  hybris  is witness to the fact that ERP solutions may need to boost their omnichannel capabilities. “Next-Day Delivery” Mandate: Building Capability Today Consumers are, as we all know (well, we are consumers ourselves), continually raising our expectations in our e-commerce experiences. Bob Heaney sees in this a mandate for companies to be able to provide next-day delivery on all items to any customer and all home or delivery locations. Co

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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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recent technological innovations  as witnessed in the recent merger of Software AG and IDS Scheer , the latter party having significant footholds amid SAP and Oracle customers . In the short-to-mid-term, it appears that Pega’s focus is to maintain and extend the support of popular hardware platforms, operating systems, databases, and connectivity options to facilitate easy and rapid deployment in diverse IT environments. The focus of the most recent  SmartBPM 5.5 product release is on showing the next generation of an integrated Read More

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recent technological innovations  in Keeping Retailers Afloat? Recent studies show that the Internet has—and continues to play—an increasing role in our daily lives, whether for work purposes (sending e-mail, doing research, etc.) or for personal pleasure (online chats, social networking, and online shopping). In fact, despite the economic downturn, the area of e-commerce (especially) is expected to remain strong over the next year. The truth is that the Internet has become a far more cost-effective channel than the retail stores Read More

Analyzing MAPICS' Further Steps After Frontstep Part Five: Challenges and User Recommendations


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recent technological innovations  One and Two detailed recent events. Parts Three and Four discussed the market impact. Challenges There will ultimately be inevitable rationalization within the remaining maze of likely redundant product sets detailed earlier. In particular, the APS direction is still clouded, since the former independent companies, MAPICS and Frontstep, even had a short partnering stint in the past. The former Frontstep (previously called Symix ) was even regarded by some as the originator of the extended ERP concept Read More

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recent technological innovations  Android Apps At the recent Super Mobility Week powered by CTIA , SAP showcased two forthcoming augmented reality (AR) apps , the SAP AR Warehouse Picker and SAP AR Service Technician mobile apps. These apps are expected to help simplify and improve user experience and work processes by offering a hands-free working experience.   SAP AR Warehouse Picker is designed to allow warehouse workers to do their tasks using smart glasses, which should improve situation awareness, efficiency, and workplace Read More

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