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ERP and SCM Implementations Part One: Doing Too Much Too Soon
In order to get ahead of the systems development power curve, companies are attempting what is equivalent to executing a quadruple jump in ice skating; running

second curve  you get to the second enterprise package, at least the technology curve should be a straight line. Now the hour of truth: go live. Rarely do packages go into production without problems. The question, that you have to ask yourself is, How many fires can you put out at the same time? Again, problems happen and things go bump in the night . The fallout in terms of lost confidence and frustrations is the real damage. The recovery time to restore user confidence does not happen overnight. To limit your

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