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The Enterprise Applications 'Arms Race' To Be Number Three
Although their consolidation appetite is not diminishing by any means, some major acquisition protagonists like SSA Global and Infor seem to be showing signs of

ranks of enterprise resource planning for food production  no confusion amongst their ranks about who is staying in which capacity, and about who has to move on. Also (at least at a mid-managerial level), there is a tradition of meritocracy in both houses, whereby incumbent employees do not necessarily have a free ride advantage over newcomers—many employees from acquired companies have actually climbed far up the corporate ladders. So Similar, Yet So Different (and Vice Versa) However, there are certainly somewhat different philosophies underlying the

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Discrete 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, and human resources). Many systems include, with varying degrees of acceptance and skill, solutions that were formerly considered peripheral such as product data management (PDM), warehouse management, manufacturing execution system (MES), and reporting. 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 foundation of any ERP implementation must be a proper exercise of aligning customers'' IT technology with their business strategies, and subsequent software selection. 

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