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2. Integration and testing —Testing the links between ERP packages and other corporate software links that have to be built on a case-by-case basis is another oftenunderestimated cost. A typical manufacturing company may have add-on applications from the major—e-commerce and supply chain—to the minor—sales tax computation and bar coding. All require integration links to ERP. If you can buy add-ons from the ERP vendor that are pre-integrated, you’re better off. If you need to build the links yourself,
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Unformatted text preview: expect things to get ugly. As with training, testing ERP integration has to be done from a process-oriented perspective. Veterans recommend that instead of plugging in dummy data and moving it from one application to the next, run a real purchase order through the system, from order entry through shipping and receipt of paymentthe whole order-tocash bananapreferably with the participation of the employees who will eventually do those jobs....
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This document was uploaded on 11/03/2011 for the course CIS 3380 at Texas State.

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