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Fed Gives ERP A Shot In The Arm
There has been a hubbub in the public sector, with all major players fiercely competing and eventually winning important new federal contracts, primarily for

what is a gsa schedule  a significant bargaining chip. What an ERP system does for a business is as important nowadays as it has always been, despite the fact that the term ERP may have fallen out of favor. It sets the infrastructure an organization needs to do business and to communicate with internal and external users and other organizations. To this end, the public sector has realized the compelling need to modernize its back-office systems under the umbrella of e-government, namely, to provide constituents access via the

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