enterprise framework


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enterprise framework

A complete environment for developing and implementing a comprehensive information system. Enterprise frameworks provide pre-built applications, development tools for customizing and integrating those applications to existing ones as well as developing new applications. They may also provide a workflow component. Frameworks such as ERP and CRM are available for business functions such as order entry, inventory and payroll, while frameworks exist for specific industries such as health services and insurance.

Comprehensive and Flexible
There are many software packages for particular functions and industries, and "enterprise framework" may be added to a title as a marketing buzzword. However, an enterprise framework implies a comprehensive, soup-to-nuts solution. It also implies flexibility rather than relying only on a fixed set of options. See application framework and ERP.
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Thus, it is important to consider goodness-of-fit and anticipated usage when selecting or developing an enterprise framework. As the framework matures, if the framework is a good fit in conception and is well suited for the anticipated application domain, it is likely to return dividends throughout the life cycle.
In order to realize the advantages offered by enterprise frameworks, it is critical that decision-makers understand the characteristics of a good enterprise framework [2, 3].
Flowserve Corporation (NYSE:FLS), a provider of fluid motion and control products and services, has signed an Enterprise Framework Agreement with Shell for control valves and instrumentation, it declared on Thursday.

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