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How Some ERP Vendors Demonstrated - Warts and All Part 1
Contrary to what vendors may contend, not all of them are able to provide an effective out-of-the-box solution that satisfies the critical requirements of an

rfp preparation  Functionality portion of the RFP and the overall proof of concept through real world imitated business activities that need to be supported by the software. TEC coached the client in developing the scripted scenarios, which were a realization of business processes, either current, anticipated or improved, resulting from the Required Capabilities Assessment phase. The completed scenarios were explained to the finalist vendors' teams during discovery sessions. The vendors were then given an equal period of

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