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Reference Guide to Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software Functions and Features
This reference guide provides insight into the discrete manufacturing ERP features and functions currently available on today’s market. It will help you

asset management general discrete manufacturing  assets records; asset transactions; asset depreciation; depreciation books; revaluation and interest calculation; and tax reporting. Cost Accounting Cost accounting analyzes corporate costs related to overhead, products, and manufacturing orders. It provides a variety of costing approaches such as standard, first-in-first-out   (FIFO), last-in-last-out (LIFO), average, target, and activity-based costing (ABC). The software should support the following functionality: cost data; cost allocation

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Core PLM for Discrete Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the discrete manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, product structures, production processes, design tools, document management, and design collaboration. 

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