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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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10 Pitfalls to Avoid When Selecting a CMMS/EAM
Find out in ten pitfalls to avoid when selecting a CMMS/EAM.

pitfalls  Pitfalls to Avoid When Selecting a CMMS/EAM When looking for a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) or enterprise asset management (EAM) solution, do you place a high importance on the software's look and feel ? Is your choice based on functionality? And do you think a CMMS/EAM module integrated with your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is the best approach? If you said yes, you just committed three of the 10 classic mistakes when selecting and implementing a CMMS/EAM system. Why

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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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