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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of April 16th, 2012
SOFTWARE SELECTIONSMiami-based flower distributor selects Sage ERP X3Industry tags: Distribution

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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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