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Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
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This comprehensive product lifecycle management (PLM) knowledge base models modern product and design-related aspects of PLM for both discrete and process industries. It details product development...
 

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No More Mr. Nice Guy With J.D. Edwards
On May 24, J.D. Edwards & Company reported financial results for the second quarter which ended April 30, 2000. Earlier in the same week, J.D. Edwards announced

offshoring incorporation  More Mr. Nice Guy With J.D. Edwards No More Mr. Nice Guy With J.D. Edwards P.J. Jakovljevic - June 30, 2000 Event Summary On May 24, J.D. Edwards & Company reported financial results for the second quarter ended April 30, 2000. Total revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2000 was $231.0 million, compared to revenue of $231.6 million in the second quarter of fiscal 1999 (See Figure 1). License fee revenue grew 22% over the same period last year, to $81.7 million. Services revenue was $149.3 million,

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Discrete Enterprise Resource Planning (Discrete ERP) RFI / RFP Template

Financials, Human Resources, Manufacturing Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing Management, Quality Management, Sales Management, Product Technology Get this template

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This comprehensive product lifecycle management (PLM) knowledge base models modern product and design-related aspects of PLM for both discrete and process industries. It details product development...

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