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Volume 5 Issue 42
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  Is Your Software Selection Project a Waste of Time Even if the Boss Parachutes in the Winner?
  So you're in the midst of a software selection project when upper management steps in and decides who gets the contract. Is all the work that's been done simply a waste of time? Not at all, says TEC analyst Aleksey Osintsev—who shows you three ways a well-organized selection project provides valuable information to the company, no matter how the winning vendor is chosen.

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  Market News
  Iliad Africa Limited Leverages K8 System for Ambitious Growth Strategy
Iliad, one of South Africa’s leading suppliers of building materials, has successfully completed the initial phase of its new 100+ location K8 implementation. K8 was chosen as the ERP component of its IT standardization strategy. Prior to the commitment to K8, Kerridge Commercial Systems products were already in place at Iliad and have played an integral part of the company’s impressive growth for more than a decade. With K8, IT standardization is enabling the introduction of best practice processes and system controls across the company. In addition to upgrading the existing systems, K8 is replacing a number of disparate non-integrated systems—a situation that had arisen as a result of business acquisitions. Read the press release.

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  Industry Watch: This Week in Enterprise Software News
  Here's a taste of what's in the news in this week.

Software Selections and Go-lives
U.S. Army selects HP for enterprise cloud computing services
Cloud computing
Press release
"HP was selected by the U.S Army to provide the Department of Defense and other agencies with cloud computing services. This contract includes private cloud services as well as mobile and data center management. This is an important step for HP and cloud computing providers in order to boost industry confidence regarding security and the continuous operation capabilities of the cloud." — Jorge García, TEC BI Analyst

Peach Aviation selects Oracle Fusion HCM system
Airlines, HCM
Press release
"Peach Aviation's corporate culture embraces employee engagement and future growth within the company, so it makes sense that it would choose a solution that will help it leverage its talent to its fullest potential." — Sherry Fox, TEC HCM Analyst

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