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The ERP Life Cycle: From Birth to Death and Birth Again
The enterprise life cycle is often misunderstood, which can lead to complications during the selection, implementation, and maintenance phases. Knowing what to

screen shots  them to respond with screen shots and text describing how to handle each key requirement. (Screen shots are good for those of us that fall asleep reading boring text.). Okay, let's then rank and frank meaning, rank the responses, and speak frankly with the ERP software vendors. Tell the top three that they have one day to demo their stuff and have those VPs and key IT staff in the room for those demo days. Talk functionality and technology. And just as importantly, talk corporate cultures. Is this

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