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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Top Software for Chemical Manufacturers
For your own customizedcomparison reports, select a category below:ERP for Chemical Manufacturers. ERP for Distribution Operations.

chemical  Software for Chemical Manufacturers Comparing software solutions for chemical manufacturing companies can be difficult and time-consuming—but at TEC we make it quick and easy In just seconds, you can get free side-by-side software comparison reports. Choose from all the leading vendors—including Infor, IFS, Microsoft, TGI, Pronto Software, IQMS, ProcessPro Software, SAP, FactoryMaster, Sage, Lawson Software, Epicor, Bluebee Software, VAI, Distribution One, Exact, NetSuite, Oracle—and many more. Fo

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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 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, human resources) and include, with varying degrees of acceptance and skill, many solutions that were formerly considered peripheral (product data management (PDM), warehouse management, manufacturing execution system (MES), reporting, etc.). While 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 old adage is "Such a beginning, such an end", and, consequently, many ERP systems' failures could be traced back to a bad software selection. The foundation of any ERP implementation must be a proper exercise of aligning customers' IT technology with their business strategy, and subsequent software selection. This is the perfect time to create the business case and energize the entire organization towards the vision sharing and a buy in, both being the Key Success Factors (KSFs). Yet, these steps are very often neglected despite the amount of expert literature and articles that emphasize their importance.    

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Chartis Research specializes in analysis of the risk technology marketplace. The company publishes industry reports, white papers, and articles. Its focuses include fraud and credit risk management systems.

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