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How to Select an ERP System When You’re Dead
When Nietzsche declared in 1882 that “God is dead,” I’ll bet he had no idea that ERP system vendors were already queuing up to fill the gap.He just wasn’t

conduct demo  took the time to conduct a thorough software evaluation process. Which meant, of course, defining their objectives first. I imagine the boardroom conversation went something like this: “Lessee, now, we’ll be needing a strong CRM component—those help desk requests are really starting to clog up the system… and to be honest, our field reps could use some tighter linkage with head office, know what I’m sayin’? “And as for accounting functionality, OK, now here’s the thing. Forecasting

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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