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What's Wrong With Enterprise Applications, And What Are Vendors Doing About It? Part Three: A New Approach and User Recommendations
Despite the user preference for a single, 'one-stop shop' vendor, componentized software products, interoperability standards and Internet technology will lead

composite key alternative  to produce a cohesive, composite application that ensures transactional and contextual integrity across the entire business process including manual process/workaround, a spreadsheet, or some other solution that keeps the business process from being fully automated by applications. Despite the user preference for a single, one-stop shop' vendor, componentized software products, interoperability standards and Internet technology will lead to fewer large-scale projects and an ongoing stream of smaller

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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