Microsoft Business Solutions has expanded its current line of enterprise resource planning (ERP) business and service offerings.
Targeting small, mid-market and corporate customers, the company announced the general availability of Microsoft Business Network, the upcoming delivery of two demand planning modules and an extension of its relationship with independent software vendor Autodesk.
"Microsoft Business Solutions is making significant investments in its current ERP solutions, which are critical to the ongoing success of our customers and business partners in general and manufacturing industries specifically," said Mike Frichol, general manager of manufacturing industry solutions at Microsoft Business Solutions.
According to the company, Microsoft Business Network is a combination of on-premise software integrated with Office, Business Solutions applications and/or BizTalk Server, and hosted web services.
The platform is designed to help businesses work with their trading partners more easily by allowing them to connect their network of suppliers and customers through an automated .Net infrastructure.
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