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Will ERP fit the ways I do business? It’s critical for companies to figure out if their ways of doing business will fit within a standard ERP package before the checks are signed and the implementation begins. The most common reason that companies walk away from multimillion-dollar ERP projects is that they discover the software does not support one of their important business processes. At that point there are two things they can do: They can change the business process to accommodate the software, which will mean deep changes in long
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Unformatted text preview: established ways of doing business (that often provide competitive advantage) and shake up important peoples roles and responsibilities (something that few companies have the stomach for). Or they can modify the software to fit the process, which will slow down the project, introduce dangerous bugs into the system and make upgrading the software to the ERP vendors next release excruciatingly difficult because the customizations will need to be torn apart and rewritten to fit with the new version....
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