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Baan Defectors - Is This Only Tip of an Iceberg?
While Baan may have avoided euthanasia in the nick of time, evidence is mounting that a number of anxious and/or disgruntled customers have not found this

cool styled letters  Baan's customers to remain cool, calm and collected, we do not recommend jumping ship in a knee-jerk reaction. Due diligence and development of case scenarios for either a system change or remaining with the status quo states goes without saying. An unsuccessfully implemented system and unhappy and/or demoralized users would be one of the additional crucial arguments for the case of switching to another system. On the other hand, in the case of a successful implementation, smooth business processes flow a

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