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Process Manufacturing (ERP)
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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...
 

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Credit Accounting Firm with E-procurement Initiative
Top accountant and auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers creates an E-purchasing marketplace and portal.

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Financial Packages RFI/RFP Template

General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Fixed Assets, Cost Accounting, Cash Management, Budgeting, Accounts Receivable, Financial Reporting, Project Accounting, Product Technology Get this template

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