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Baan And SSA GT Merge To Form A Mid-Market Empire With An ''Iron Side'' Part Two: Market Impact On Baan
Baan is now in a much better company, one that is solely dedicated to the enterprise applications business. In addition to Baan being in a better shape and

functional structure vs divisional structure  Baan has created specific functional modules, such as the big' (i.e., complex or capital) project module, which has never been a strength nor the target market of SSA GT. ETO-oriented manufacturers have been fond Baan's complex project and A&D vertically oriented functionality strong from a project definition, estimation and management (e.g., project-based resource planning or PRP) perspective. With the introduction of BAAN IV product release, Baan was one of the first ERP vendors to deliver serial

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