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Yet Another Branding Debacle (This Time, It's ERP for Services)
Organizations providing billable services to their clients can benefit from an enterprise resource planning solution. But what makes ERP for services different

ppm brand for discrete manufacturing  ERP solutions or of PPM for PSA. The functionalities of the solution suites, however, are easily confused—and not always clearly branded. This makes it all the more important that prospective buyers of ERP for services solutions take sufficient time to research vendors and solutions, as well as to determine the needs of their companies from both internal and industry perspectives. So, what is the real difference between ERP for services and PPM for PSA? To summarize, both PPM for PSA and ERP for

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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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