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Software Vendor Red Flags
So you’re well on your way in terms of deploying the enterprise software. With great care and diligent planning you have assembled your team and despite your

preparing it rfp  wouldn’t have to be preparing this project update for first thing tomorrow morning. There are always issues which don’t come up in the presentation with the software vendors, but you wonder how I could have missed this and now I faced with explaining why the project milestones are falling behind. If the above scenario sounds all too familiar take comfort according to a recent study published in Business Week (May 2007) “It is estimated that ERP projects fall off track due to these common

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