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Frankie Does ERP, Part 3
[Editor’s note: Frank is a real person, employed at a real company. However, I’ve changed certain identifying particulars for a variety of reasons. This

ed mccaffrey stats  Does ERP, Part 3 [Editor’s note: Frank is a real person, employed at a real company. However, I’ve changed certain identifying particulars for a variety of reasons. This interactive series is an exercise in what-if analysis based on ongoing interviews with Frankie as well as your feedback. You may find Frank’s use of language a little colorful. I have toned it down. It’s still colorful.] Previously: Episode 1 | Episode 2 * My boss wants an ERP system. My boss wants an SAP ERP system. My boss

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