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Can ERP Meet Your eBusiness Needs? Part Three: The Effect of eBusiness on Your Business
The ability to market and sell to expanding markets can easily exceed a company's ability to fulfill the demand along with the expectations that are generated.

funny side  Everyone has either a funny story or a horror story to tell from the 1999 holiday season. Christmas gifts that arrived in January. The two line item sales order that came in two different shipments. One had your name spelled correctly, one didn't. What does that tell you about the integration of their order system with their fulfillment system? Christmas gifts that arrived in February. Products returned and never replaced. Credits issued only after multiple phone calls. Christmas gifts that arrived in

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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