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Great Plains - An SME Market Leader, But At What Cost?
Great Plains has established itself as a global small-to-medium enterprises (SME) market leader. It now derives almost 20% of revenue outside of the US market

what is sme  Market Leader, But At What Cost? P.J. Jakovljevic - October 5, 2000 Introduction This is the third of three articles about Great Plains resulting from TEC analysts attending the Great Plains partners' meeting, Stampede 2000, in September. The meeting provided the opportunity for in-depth research on how Siebel and Great Plains operate. The TEC analysts were able to interview both Great Plains managers and partners. Event Summary As announced in a press release from September 12, Great Plains Software,

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