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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

warts  ERP Vendors Demonstrated - Warts and All Part 1 How Some ERP Vendors Demonstrated - Warts And All Overview  The subject of this case study is the synopsis of a crucial step within every software selection process - finalist vendors' scripted scenarios software demonstrations; this particular series of events took place in February/March 2001. The importance of this milestone in any software selection undertaking has been widely publicized (for more information, see An Overview of the Knowledge Based

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CRM, Success, and Best Practices: A Wake Up Call Part Two: Modeling Success with Senior Management and CRM Culture


To maximize the return on investment of a customer relationship management system, a new CRM best practices model should be used. A point-based system, self-assessment model that emphasizes senior management leadership and the need to create a culture consistent with CRM can lead to a deployment strategy that is correlated with success. An interactive version of this assessment is included with this article.

warts  does to eliminate the warts that counts, not the number that exists at any given time. So in looking at the assessment, one must focus on the patterns and areas that build on one another. Start getting the right foundation so that midway up, you do not find that you are out of plumb. The self-assessment template encourages the capture of thoughts regarding learning and observations gained during the process of completing the assessment. The scores provide insight regarding perceived compliance and the Read More

How Some ERP Vendors Demonstrated - Warts And All Part 2: Results


This is part two of a case study from a recent selection engagement for an ETO mid-size manufacturer; we assess Oracle, J.D. Edwards, SAP, and IFS in terms of their ability to demonstrate alleged functionality of their products.

warts  ERP Vendors Demonstrated - Warts And All Part 2: Results How Some ERP Vendors Demonstrated - Warts And All Overview  The subject of this case study is the synopsis of a crucial step within every software selection process - finalist vendors' scripted scenarios software demonstrations; this particular series of events took place in February/March 2001. The importance of this milestone in any software selection undertaking has been widely publicized (for more information, see An Overview of the Knowledge Read More

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In Part 1 of this blog series I admitted to being a late adopter of a sort, in part for not immediately jumping onto the social media bandwagon. In particular, my initial reaction to Salesforce Chatter (a.k.a. Collaboration Cloud) was tepid when it was introduced at the Dreamforce 2009 conference. However, a few months have passed and this period has helped salesforce.com craft the much clearer

warts  their bank account details Warts and All Discussion PJ : On a more general note, I believe that salesforce.com has a real unpolished jewel in Chatter, but it needs to do more explaining before people jump en masse on that collaborative bandwagon. Namely, some conservative folks still have some aversion and skepticism towards Facebook and Twitter, but salesforce.com has taken some good practical steps while using the tool internally as a beta site. Namely, for one, as mentioned in Part 2, this is not a Read More

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warts  SAP, for all its warts and thorns, that we have grown to know and love? No. They have crossed a strategic chasm, embracing the Internet while embracing partners and competitors alike, and there seems to be no turning back. Witness just some of their actions: April 2000 - SAP AG and Microsoft announce the intention to bring mySAP.com functionality to Microsoft s Pocket PC platform. SAP is furthering mySAP.com to empower people working on customer relationships with key information they need on mobile Read More