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Innovative Approaches in the Free-for-all World of Value-added Resellers
The universe of existing applications partners is relatively stable; some occasional movement from dropping one product in favor of another occurs naturally

bi implementations for discrete manufacturing  business processes with built-in flexibility to accommodate their inimitable processes, whereas their larger brethren want the unrestrained capability to customize solutions to fully fit existing best processes (see Cookie-cutter Solutions Won't Cut It with the Mid-Market ). The channel will typically service customers of a lesser size (whose sales, delivery, and support demands are amenable to an indirect channel, anyway) in the markets where the vendor is present too, or it will service the countries an

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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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