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Best Practices in Extending ERP: A Buyer’s Guide to ERP versus Best-of-breed Decisions
The trade-off between best-of-breed functionality and ease of integration is no longer so simple. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software continues to

best retail design companies  aimed to identify emerging best practices for ERP and provide a framework by which readers could assess their own implementations. Responding enterprises included the following: Job title/function: The research sample included respondents from the following functional areas: manufacturing (11%); business process management (8%), logistics/ supply chain (6%), IT (50%), sales & marketing (5%), finance (12%) and others. Job titles included managers (28%), directors (11%), C-level & VP (19%), CIO/IT Leaders

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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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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The Intricacies of Global Retail Sourcing


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