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   Friday February 13, 2009 | Spotlight on ERP | Issue 2547
Getting the Inside Story on ERP for Services

What's in a name? When it comes to ERP for Services, lots of confusion. Like exactly what "services" does it refer to? Is it only for project-based service organizations? How does ERP for services differ from regular ERP or project portfolio management for professional services automation (PPM for PSA)? And is an out-of-the-box or best-of-breed ERP for services solutions best for your organization? Get the answers to these questions and more in today's feature article.

Ever notice how the toxic personalities in an organization—otherwise known as the office jerks—can cause an IT project to go south in appalling and disastrous ways? Well, here's a lighthearted guide to dealing with office jerks during the software selection process, and how you can emerge—hopefully—with your sanity intact, and with a software system that actually works.

Whether to deploy and manage your ERP system in house, or outsource all or part of it is a question many mid-market companies are asking. Here's a guide to ERP outsourcing that will help you determine which outsourcing model, if any, is the right one for you.

Read the article: Yet Another Branding Debacle (This Time, It's ERP for Services)

Read the blog post: How a Jerk at Work Can Put the Kibosh on Your ERP Software Selection Project

Read the white paper: Forget Speeds and Feeds—ERP Outsourcing for the Mid-market

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Feature White Papers
Access Commerce Top Ten Risks to a Configuration Project and How to Avoid Them
Vendor Guru Recession-proof Your Business Phone Solution
VAI Auto Distributor Improves Bottom Line with ERP (Case Study)
Inovis Migration Made Easy: Switching VAN Providers without the Fire Drills
Laserbeam Software 10 Keys to Selecting the Right Employee Compensation Software
SAP Best Practices in Creating a Strategic Finance Function
Qualys 7 Essential Steps to Security Risk Reduction
Sterling Commerce, an AT&T company Creating a Winning Data Transmission Service
Market News

Polymita to Sponsor "Gartner Business Process Management Summit 2009," February 23 to 25 in London (UK)

Barcelona — January 27 — Polymita Technologies, a key company in the international business process management (BPM), enterprise content management (ECM), portal, and enterprise application integration (EAI) scenes, is among the silver vendors participating with a booth at the Gartner BPM Summit 2009 in London (UK), from February 23 to 25, 2009.

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