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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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The CIO's Agenda--Make IT Affordable, Workable, and Credible
A recent forum included a round table discussion of CIOs from different companies and industries. They summarized their charter as make IT affordable, workable,

forward on shares definition  as driving the business forward. Summary These CIOs, from different companies, different industries, and representing an array of company sizes were quite unanimous in their views of the role of the CIO and the pressures of that job. Their role is to make IT affordable, workable, and credible. Corporate management, users, IT professionals, and vendors need to understand these new realities to effectively interact as a customer or supplier of IT. About the Author Olin Thompson is a principal of Process ERP

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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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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