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What Makes Process Process?
The systems dealing with manufacturing, inventory, procurement, and customer order management systems are among the systems that often prove to be the hardest

work in process  many ERP systems can work for you. If your realities do not match, a system based upon a BOM (even if it is called a formula in the sales pitch) needs very close inspection to see if it meets your requirements. Vendor Approaches How a software vendor addresses the needs of process companies falls into one of three categories: A few vendors never mention process. By default, they are stating that they do not address the needs of process companies. Many vendors started with a discrete ERP or SCM product,

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