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Baan E-Commerce: a Wing, a Prayer & a Single Platform
Baan hopes e-Enterprise will put them on the e-commerce map.

baan inforln 6 1  streamline business processes. The Baan Company has made recent announcements regarding its entry into the e-commerce arena. While the challenges of creating e offerings are great, Baan's are even more substantial. They have suffered loss of market share, mediocre product development, and extended financial loss over the past 24 months. The recent departure of their CEO Mary Coleman, delivers another blow to the already troubled company. In the past 36 months, Baan has made several attempts to expand

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ERP for Services (Non-manufacturing)

Typically, ERP systems designed for services industries offer modules that provide back-office support, customer relationship management, time management, expense management, resource management, and project management capabilities. Depending on the vertical market, additional industry-specific functionality may be included to address unique business requirements. Consequently, project-centric systems for accounting, architecture, construction, engineering, and professional services industries will support project management functionality; whereas health care, field service, distribution, and government systems will support functionality unique to those vertical markets. 

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