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Your group is a management team for a large electronics manufacturing company. You are tasked with selecting the best software packages for the firm's materials requirements planning (MRP), capacity requirement planning (CRP), enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management, inventory control, shop floor control, and production planning scheduling needs.

Evaluate at least six software systems available and the pros and cons of each.

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Quickbase is a software system that is capable of offering small businesses the ability to effectively cultivate databases that are organized to increase the efficiency within the small business. The pros associated with this particular system are predicated upon the ability to align the platform with the businesses specific needs wherein it offers a customizable option for small business owners who have specific needs that differ from other businesses. There are flexible options that enable built-in reporting as well as integration so that the work-flow process can run more smoothly and doesn't require business owners to hire expensive IT teams as this software only requires an inexpensive investment without the necessity for technological expertise to implement the software.

Some of the cons associated with the product include the fact that it operates on the cloud, which could cause potential problems if outages occur, the service is impacted by viruses, and the company briefly loses access to the company's database. There are also issues associated with navigating the interface as a lack of features in comparison to software such as FileMaker, which has more features for organizations that enable companies the ability to incorporate a hybrid Web/on-premise solution for their business needs.

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Filemaker is effective because it is capable of boosting the organizations' performance with 640-bit support that is predicated upon an ...

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The Solution identifies several software systems and the pros and cons of each for materials requirements planning, capacity requirement planning, and other scheduling needs for supply management.

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