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Easy ERP: A Challenge to Conventional Thinking
There is a new paradigm when it comes to evaluating ERP systems. With little difference between industry players' solutions, the key is the longevity of the

cost justification templates  to a lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) justification model like you used to replace a phone system. Now you review the selection criteria that formed the basis for selecting your current system. Do you need to re-document all your current business processes and create a new list of 1,000 plus features to select the best fit system for your unique situation? A quick review of the old functional gap analysis showed that all the finalists were grouped in a narrow range from an 89 percent to 93 percent

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Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Comprehensive RFI/RFP Template

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