After dealing with the over-hype of Y2K, companies have started to reconsider the best of breed as a viable solution to satisfy their software needs. This comes as a shock to the corporate systems culture when user communities were told that fully integrated software such as ERP, SCM, and EAM were the only way to meet their software needs. After developing a level playing field, this article examines the pro’s and con’s of one alternative over the other. Read on to see if you agree with the merits of the best of breed or fully integrated software approach to software selection.
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company, we look at the following four factors: time and money, degree of fit, integration issues, and project management/implementation concerns. Leveling the Playing Field If you were replacing one system or satisfying a single user department's needs, the BoB approach to software solutions would appear obvious. However, to ensure an impartial comparison of the BoB and FIS approaches in this article, we will assume that all or, at least, a significant portion of the business applications are to be