Beginner's Guide to ERP

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For companies considering implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, this beginner’s guide describes what to look for, what benefits to expect, pitfalls to avoid, and other issues to consider, and includes a listing of leading vendors in various categories.

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Usability as an ERP Selection Criteria

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