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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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conduct demo  short lists. Users should conduct thorough investigations of a number of service providers and avoid picking one simply because of an agreement with no demonstrated benefit. Service providers should be asked to present client references that can comment on the provider's expertise in implementing a particular software package. Users should also evaluate other parts of agreements to see whether they involve a training and/or implementation certification process and discounts on joint implementation Read More

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conduct demo  invite the vendor to conduct solution demonstrations. Vendor demos allow you to verify and validate firsthand the solution’s functionalities that are claimed to be supported by the vendor. Being thorough and systematic is critical, particularly for those SMBs planning to move to a platform with enhanced capabilities. Use your RFI to create a demo script by selecting the functionalities most important to your business, which will be evaluated for concept (Yes/No), ease of use (logical access from menus, Read More

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conduct demo  having the opportunity to conduct employee performance reviews or have a learning management system (LMS) via Skype or Lync, and having the ability to record courses, etc.? The team reacted a bit stunned much to my surprise, as it’s not like I asked them to admit to wanting to acquire, say, Workday or Cornerstone OnDemand . At the end of the day, the answer was as expected: stay tuned for more news in that regard, we are working on it, etc. Microsoft also appears to have a “missing in action Read More

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