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IT departments rarely know as much about a business as the business people themselves. But business users still depend on IT to deliver answers related to the

list and compare the available popular erp systems in the market  the capabilities above and list the functional requirements that support them. Bear in mind that each of these functional requirements is a business user requirement and not an IT or development requirement. Collaboration Collaboration is about being able to share insights and help others to gain insight. These are the main functional requirements for collaboration: the ability to use e-mail, instant messaging (IM) , or short message service (SMS) to send a link to a report, graph, dashboard, etc., to

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ERP for Manufacturing (SMB)

TEC's new ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) evaluation model targets the software requirements of small and medium enterprises. If your organization doesn't have many sites to operate, seeks a solid base of ERP functionality, but doesn't want every possible feature of the biggest systems on the market, this model is a good starting place for your research. It covers fully featured accounting solutions with necessary manufacturing, inventory, human resources, purchasing, quality, and sales management functionality. 

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