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Is Enterprise Resource Planning Becoming a Commodity?
All was fine, methodical, and elegant until enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors started aspiring to new customer acquisitions in the hundreds per annum

meeting planning letters  10g Standard Edition One: Meeting the Needs of Small and Medium Sized Businesses. Wizard-driven setups, and graphical tools to explore and configure are not commonly seen in this category offering, but traditional vendors are gearing up their partner ecosystems to address the next-door partner service requirements. Incorporating business changes on the fly for a set of customers or transactions is unheard of in the traditional ERP world. Traditional ERP gurus suggest a detailed business process

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