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   Monday December 13, 2010 | Spotlight on | Vol.3 Issue 146
How to Avoid Unnecessary — and Costly — Software Implementation Problems

"Keep it simple" and "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" are two timeless pieces of wisdom that apply in spades to enterprise software implementations. In these articles, find out why software modifications are a truly bad idea, and why "vanilla" software can be a godsend. You'll learn how to save your company endless amounts of nasty, costly, and unnecessary implementation and update problems.

Why I Like Vanilla
Should You Modify an Application Product?
The Case Against Modifying Your Enterprise Software

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Featured White Papers
SAP How Web 2.0 Is Transforming CRM: Leveraging Social Media to Improve the Customer Experience
SmartOrg Maximizing Product Development Value
Focus Research Raising your Business Intelligence Quotient: 5 Things Your Company Can Do Now
Infor Managing Change Effectively with ERP: The Impact on 5 Key Business Functions
Riverbed Technology The CIO's New Guide to Design of Global IT Infrastructure
CompareBusinessProducts.com Negotiating a Phone System Deal? Here are 8 Questions to Ask
Verisign Using Extended Validation SSL to Increase Online Sales and Transactions
PTC Design Anywhere: Maximizing the Global Opportunity, Minimizing the IP Risk
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Market News

The ABAS-USA One-day Upgrade Guarantee

Sterling, VA -- ABAS-USA is pleased to announce the One-day Upgrade Guarantee for abas ERP Users. The architecture and technical design of abas ERP ensures that modifications to the software will not affect the upgrade path. ABAS-USA has put into place a program that not only assures the 24-hour upgrade but guarantees it.

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Breaking Down Social Learning's Brick Wall
12/16/2010
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
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9th ERP and BI (Business Intelligence) Shootout
2/23/2011
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