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Cloud ERP for Product-centric Companies

Product-centric organizations physically manufacture, sell and/or distribute products. Gartner defines a product-centric ERP suite as comprising:


Administrative ERP: Financials, HCM and indirect procurement.


Operational ERP: Demand planning (order management and material requirements planning [MRP]), inventory management, supply chain/direct procurement, manufacturing control capabilities (shop floor), and distribution/logistics.


Specialized, industry-specific modules or applications: Including but not limited to modules such as enterprise asset management (EAM), configure-to-order (CTO) or make-to-order (MTO), product lifecycle management (PLM), and field service management (FSM).

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