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The Grape Escape 2011 Roundup
Although this year Judith Rothrock could not attend herself, she’s the driving force behind the annual JRocket Marketing Grape Escape® industry analyst event

vendor scorecard matrix  for comparing and contrasting vendor resources; cost management–enforced dashboards; “what-if” inventory optimization tools binding with the corresponding costs; embedded cost-cutting workflow mapping tools; and the capability to reflect a green footprint using general ledger statistical accounts. The third group of enhancements is related to cash management—one of the key elements of managing a manufacturing or distribution company. SYSPRO’s ERP provides clients with the following new

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Business Performance Management

Business performance management (BPM) enables organizations to translate strategies into plans, monitor execution, and provide insight needed to manage and improve financial and operational performance. This knowledge base covers scorecards, dashboards, business activity monitoring, and more.  

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vendor scorecard matrix  Requisitions Self-Service Vendor Self-Service Vendor Portal e-Procurement (it provides purchasing management services with automated requisitioning, approval, receiving, reconciliation, invoice payment, and posting to a user's general ledger, while integrating with Web-based exchanges, suppliers, and manufacturers) Lawson's solutions also facilitate collaboration among customers, partners, suppliers, and employees. As an example, within its e-Procurement module, workflow and business processes can Read More

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