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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of June 18, 2012
SOFTWARE SELECTIONSLoudoun County Sanitation Authority selects SAP ERPIndustry tags: utilities

what is horizontal scaling  enterprise asset management. But what caught my attention specifically is that although the solution to be implemented is the latest SAP for Utilities enhancement package (which is specifically tailored to the utilities industry, preconfigured, and includes best industry practices), about 20 percent of the functionality is supposed to be custom developed, which is a lot. Industry-specific versions ideally shouldn’t imply any customization at all. Anyway, it will be interesting to see the output of this

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