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Ventyx-Utilities’ One-Stop-Shop Provider?
In 2012, there is still no such thing as a true “total solution provider” for energy and utility companies. These companies just have too many needs across the

best electric provider  the greatest value and best customer service, the multiple field crews performing diverse types of work should be managed and optimized as a single workforce responsible for delivering value to a single company. And in order to do that, they must all be managed by a single solution. Utilities face an even more complex set of requirements in supporting field resources due to the need to manage both short-cycle work (imminent customer service, repair, etc.) and long-cycle projects (e.g., new construction

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Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

A warehouse management system (WMS) should provide database and user-level tools in order for a company to optimize its storage facilities while at the same time providing user level task direction and activity support. The WMS should enable warehouse operators to optimize pick, put-away, and replenishment functions by employing powerful system logic to select the best locations and sequences. 

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