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To Upgrade, or Not To Upgrade: That Is Not The Question-But How To Upgrade Is
Companies can easily spend hundreds of thousands of dollars implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) package. After completing this rollercoaster ride

what is gap analysis  more gray hair (of what little they have left). Many companies cannot afford to upgrade to the newer, componentized version of the vendors' software solutions, and if they could, they would have to pay a new license fees for their difficulty. This transition may force more companies to go off maintenance, via the simple reasoning, Why pay for something that we can never get to use? But that's another story for another day. The bottom line is that managing new releases and implementation of

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Frantic Merger-Mania Spiced Up With Vendettas Leaves Customers Anxious Part Two: Analysis Continued


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what is gap analysis  only time will tell what will really happen. One is to wonder what to read from the fact that a vendor of J.D. Edwards' stature, with a broad functional footprint, almost $1 billion in revenues and with nearly $400 million cash, has cited skepticism in surviving long-term as an independent vendor globally. Although the follow up explanations of its merger intent with PeopleSoft have revealed a long-term strategic move to secure the prominent position in the global market, rather than an act of despair, Read More

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what is gap analysis  and 4-market space. So what is wrong with this situation? Software pricing has dropped; these products are pre-configured for smaller niche industries. Features previously available only to select few (extra large) are commonly available. The problem is long-term affordability and upkeep. Deployment of the larger Tier 1 and 2 products dwarf Tier 3 and 4 in deployment cost, complexity and ongoing support. Manufacturers in the Tier 3 and 4 market place should be careful not to be blinded by the false Read More

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what is gap analysis  a detailed discussion of what software vendors face when addressing the retail market see Retail Market Dynamics for Software Vendors . This is Part Five of a six-part note. Part One presented the event summary. Parts Two through Four detailed the components of JDA Portfolio 2004.1. Part Six will look at the ERP vendor and retail market and make user recommendations. It will be published January 3. Retailers Look for a Competitive Advantage As consumer markets become more competitive, retailers realize Read More

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Is Social Media Going to Kill Sales Cold Calling?


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