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The Path to ERP for Small Businesses, Part 2: Evaluation of ERP Software
If you’ve gone through the research phase while looking for ERP, the next major step is the evaluation process. At the end of it, you should have a shortlist of

evaluation theory  The result of the evaluation phase should be a shortlist of vendors that best fit your company’s needs. To make sure you get the most relevant shortlist, RFIs/RFPs and DSSes are the most important tools; the other resources mentioned above should only be used as a complement to these tools. Final Thoughts: Avoiding “Analysis Paralysis” According to decision theory , the paradox of choice states that the more choices you have, the more likely you are to make a poor decision or fail to make a

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This comprehensive Configure Price Quote (CPQ) Software Evaluation Report covers the full range of CPQ functionality. If your business is facing increasingly complex product configurations, CPQ solutions can do more than create accurate and professional sales quotes: they can open the door to significantly increased sales and revenues.  

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