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ERP Selection Facts and Figures Case Study Part 1: Business Model Scenarios
During a recent Enterprise Resource Planning selection engagement with a large aerospace and defense manufacturer TEC had the opportunity to evaluate and

infor facts 7 8  the scenarios (For more information on ERGO 2001 see ERGO 2001 IT Evaluation Tool ). About this note : This is a two part note. Part 1 includes the Business Scenarios Model and Results. Part 2 contains the Qualitative Assessments and Analysis, and User Recommendations. Business Scenario Model  TEC worked in conjunction with the client to develop over 450 specific functional software requirements resulting from business issues (scenarios) organized into a hierarchical tree. The high level illustration of

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