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Glossary of Enterprise Applications Terminology Part Two: Just-in-Time to Extensible Markup Language
As enterprise applications systems developed over time, a continuous stream of new terminology surfaced. This is a glossary of those terms.

built in customization and programmatic support  Each evolutionary step is built on the fundamentals and principles developed within the previous one. As systems developed over time, a continuous stream of new terminology surfaced. This is a glossary of those terms. Part One of this glossary covers the terms from accounts payable through Internet. For terms not covered here see The Lexicon of CRM Part 1: From A to I , Part 2: From J to Q , and Part 3: From R to Z . Just-in-Time through Order Entry just-in-time (JIT) : A philosophy of manufacturing

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ERP for the Utilities Industry

Utilities (gas, water, electricity, and energy) software is typically built off customer billing systems encompassing a suite of modules covering fleet management, maintenance management, GIS, AMR, financials, and human resources, among others. 

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built in customization and programmatic support  of such industry solutions built upon Jeeves Enterprise are in fact available today. Thus, Jeeves might be offering the better of two worlds; that's to say, a measured balance of packaged and adaptable solutions. As Jeeves Enterprise is easy to modify, install and upgrade, Jeeves believes that it can replace virtually any other business system in its segment, while the converse is not very feasible. Indeed, a number of recent announcements from Jeeves refer to the replacement by Jeeves of some well-known Read More

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built in customization and programmatic support  translations and consolidations. A built-in version of the FRx Desktop and FRx Forecaster marquee financial planning, budgeting and reporting software integrates with Solomon for financial statement presentation, as it locates data from different accounting systems if necessary and puts all the information in a single report. Additionally, across all other Solomon series of modules, there is OEM embedded industry-accepted and familiar Crystal report writer, which can publish reports directly to the Web Read More

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Fatal Flaws in ERP Software Create Opportunity for Niche Software in CPG Companies


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Competing in a Big-box World: How Retailers Can Leverage Technology to Thrive in Today’s Retail Environment


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A Modern Approach to Improving Customer Support


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