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Software as a Service's Functional Catch-up
Software-as-a-service solutions are emerging to address almost every business application need considered

plm software music  (PPM); product lifecycle management (PLM); and web analytics. For more background on the SaaS trend, see: SaaS-ing the Manufacturing Opportunity and Software as a Service: Not Without Caveats. Manufacturers and Distributors are Checking Out Software as a Service There are a growing number of indications that manufacturing and distribution enterprises of all sizes are looking into hosted software for such core supply chain functions as demand planning and factory scheduling. This interest stems from the

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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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