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Best Practices in Extending ERP: A Buyer’s Guide to ERP versus Best-of-breed Decisions
The trade-off between best-of-breed functionality and ease of integration is no longer so simple. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software continues to
aimed to identify emerging best practices for ERP and provide a framework by which readers could assess their own implementations. Responding enterprises included the following: Job title/function: The research sample included respondents from the following functional areas: manufacturing (11%); business process management (8%), logistics/ supply chain (6%), IT (50%), sales & marketing (5%), finance (12%) and others. Job titles included managers (28%), directors (11%), C-level & VP (19%), CIO/IT Leaders
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Ten Ways Businesses Save with VoIP
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