This final note discusses how Application Service Providers (ASPs) have arisen on the Internet in response to such ERP woes as support expenses, misbehaving applications, and server downtime, and how as the nature of ERP software evolves into services and/or hosted models, the market might be experiencing the beginning of the end of user-based licensing. There are also User Recommendations.
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been busy developing, acquiring, or bundling new functionality so that their packages go beyond the traditional realms of finance, materials planning & management, and human resources. Users' visions of ERP are evolving from tactical to strategic, and users are no longer willing to choose between integration and function. Within the next two years, ERP will be redefined as a platform for enabling e-business globally. Therefore, users need to be aware of the trends within the ERP market so they can take