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Usability Still a Problem for ERP Users
Being an enterprise resource planning (ERP) analyst, I spend lots of time watching demos provided by different ERP vendors during certification programs or

modified pugh  can be filtered and modified. A lack of adequately written and context-sensitive software help can be frustrating in the case of dealing with a non-standard business situation or trying a rarely used function of the system. Although mainly a technical and hardware-related issue, a system’s response time can also be a usability problem. This is an important consideration for a user’s convenience and efficiency, and can be crucial for both on-premise and cloud-based systems. ERP applications with

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