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The Modelling Approach to Post-implementation Agility in Enterprise Systems
Change happens, and it will always happen in virtually every business environment. The underlying enterprise system should thus be an aid to changing the

epicor erp theory of constraints  ( ABW ) or Epicor for Service Enterprises products. Lawson Software has also recently embarked on a major SOA-based product rewrite called Landmark , where the idea is to automatically generate product code (and services), and to avoid the possible SOA traps mentioned above, since the code generator will have all the validation rules and constraints within the context of the scope for the Lawson S3 product (see A New Platform to Battle Software Bloat? ). These provisos aside, we still have a ways to go

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