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Business Case - J.E. Mondou
Learn how JE Mondou Ltd., a 33-store, Montreal-based pet food and accessory chain updated its retail IT system with a cost-effective, end-to-end ERP solution

my student account  were no adequate solutions. My consultant, Jean-Pierre Reid, and I saw good retail systems with inadequate distribution capabilities and distribution systems where retail was just an afterthought. Another one required ongoing customizing. Mondou's 220 employees include part-time and student help so training must be fast and intuitive. Deployment to 33 stores had to be economical. The new system should allow tight control of company-owned stores even though eventual franchise owners will demand the

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