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Fast-path Implementations - Are They Good or Bad?
Over the last few years the market has seen a plethora of fixed-scope and fixed-price applications, pre-packaged vertical solutions with industry templates

notes acl  lower the number of notes they would hear as a clue. I can name that tune in five notes , said the first player. I can name that tune in four notes , said the second. Three , said the first, and so on. This old game reminds us of the selling game played by ERP players a few years ago and now being played by most vendors in most software categories. They claim that they can implement their solution faster than the competitor's. I can implement in 60 days , said the first vendor. I can implement in 45

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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notes acl  exec team. [ See notes toward Mike’s project team proposal ] The bottom line, as far as Mike can determine from his research : choosing the wrong ERP system could be a very, very expensive mistake—not only in terms of wasted financial resources, but also in terms of the ensuing organizational chaos. He writes: Analysis of any ERP system’s fit-to-purpose depends on a solid grasp of its capabilities with respect to our requirements. Likewise, to negotiate an ERP purchase contract from a position of Read More

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