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Discrete 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 or...
 

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Workday to Tackle Talent Acquisition
One of the major announcements at the recently held Workday Rising 2012 conference was that Workday will develop its own talent acquisition suite from scratch

notes and comments  lead with conversations, put notes on objects, create comment streams, and manage ideas and organizational goals, with extended support for attachments, etc. But this looks like a me too feature—Salesforce Chatter and Microsoft Yammer have long offered this functionality, and Workday already integrates with Chatter. A winning strategy is often based on momentum, not on being the best solution for a given scenario. It’s too early to say whether social capabilities are required for all business

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Discrete Enterprise Resource Planning (Discrete ERP) RFI / RFP Template

Financials, Human Resources, Manufacturing Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing Management, Quality Management, Sales Management, Product Technology Get this template

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