Owing to learning from the past experiences and to the help of specialized selection service providers, selecting an enterprise package has to a degree, become a routine occurrence in the life of an IT organization. Recently however, there has been much noise created by some pundits and vendors belittling the supposedly "archaic" way of selecting software through functions and features. Contrary to that, they would rather sell "business processes" or "solutions," further confusing the already overwhelmed customer. The nagging doubts and questions like "Have we been selecting software the wrong way all this time?!" naturally abound.
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from, for example, our accounting or human resource (HR)/payroll solution only as opposed to from our sharp industry solution per se? Were we perhaps the first one to tackle the market segment; if so, is our solution still stronger than a newcomer's one, with fewer customers but with a formidable offering we do not know much about yet? Should we compete (and commit to the non-refundable hefty expenses and resources involved) in a selection in a certain geographic region against a large vendor that