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Comparing and contrasting systems from different software providers

I need assistance with comparing and contrasting two major Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems from different ERP software providers. I have answered several of the questions but need clarification on the following:

- Identify two major segments ERP systems
- Also assist in providing an outline/description of each system
- A summary of key applications within each system
- And a brief summary describing how such a system would be installed/implemented

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Please find my response attached. In some parts I have given you links that will give you detailed information that you can use to formulate your answer better. This is meant to serve as a guidance document for your questions.

Best regards,

Let us have a little overview on what ERP systems are before we go into specific packages and what they do.
ERP systems are like the circulatory system of an organization (arteries and veins in our body distribute blood, they distribute information). They integrate internal and external management information across an entire organization, encompassing finance/accounting, manufacturing, sales and service, customer relationship management, etc. ERP systems automate this activity with an integrated software application. The purpose of ERP is to facilitate the flow of information between all business functions ...

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The following posting helps compare and contrast systems from different software providers.