Packaged Applications

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Generically, any pre-packaged software application. Normally it is used as a way of referring to vendors who sell ERP or CRM application suites that are organized to be used to integrate all of a company's main software applications. By installing a number of packaged applications a company can assure that major business process applications in finance, accounting, human resources, and manufacturing all communicate smoothly and store data in a common database. The dominant packaged application vendor is SAP. Other well-known ERP vendors are Baan, J.D. Edwards, Oracle and PeopleSoft.

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