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READER’S POLL: What Type of Software or Business Area Are You Interested in Learning More About?
TEC’s research analysts are currently putting together a calendar of enterprise software buyer’s guides for 2011. Our Buyer Guides and State of the Market

erp distribution overview guides  Wholesale and Distribution Mid-market ERP Distribution State of the MES Marketplace State of the Market: HR BI State of the Market Report In view of current enterprise software and business trends, some areas that we’re considering covering over the next year are: Mobile Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software as a Service (SaaS) for Human Resource Management (HRM) Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Fashion Retail Enterprise Collaboration Software Help Desk/Customer Support Software

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ERP for Distribution Industries

Enterprise resource planning (ERP)—distribution software is designed for companies in the distribution and logistics industries. Traditional distribution businesses focus on moving goods through a supply chain, and the distribution software market has developed products to meet these needs. The software solutions developed for ERP for distribution includes functionality for supply chain management (SCM), distribution process management (DPM), and retail and commerce.  

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