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It’s About Process (or the Ability to be Responsive) -- Part III
Part II of this blog series continued the introduction of the concepts of workflow automation and business process management (BPM). It also zoomed in on

created based upon day s demand  approvals, etc.) and has created a brand new workflow engine, which can be (and is already) used for many generic business processes. Such examples of processes would be: RMA (Return Material/Merchandize Authorization) , NFR (New Feature Request), ECN (Engineering Change Notice), NPR (New Product Release), Bug Tracking, Engineering Change Request , and many other business processes that require approval steps. The Ability to Respond, On-demand In May 2008, Webcom announced the availability of

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Enterprise Content Management (ECM)

A content management system is a software package designed to manage an organization''s entire collection of documents, records, and other information assets. Content management systems are built on a central repository, which holds all content, metadata, rules, and supporting information. Around this, processes and disciplines are established that ensure that day-to-day activities run smoothly and efficiently.  

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created based upon day s demand  Response Management Helps Keep Supply and Demand in Balance Kinaxis has always been known as a vendor with a solid value proposition around responding to demand changes that happen between planning cycles with a ’what-if’ simulation capability. As Kinaxis likes to say, no forecast is ever right, and so the ability to react quickly to changes is paramount. This is perhaps even more important in today’s business climate as an accelerating pace of business puts increasing pressure on planning Read More