.NET technology is a wake-up call, and some people are sleeping through it! Remaining competitive means mission-critical software systems, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications, must be designed from the ground up for connectivity and integration. But software developers don’t advertise their shortcomings, and some ERP vendors—and by association, their customers—are being left behind.
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the heart of many corporate systems. Its designers certainly didn't know about Microsoft .NET, XML, 2.3 GHz processors, and all the other technologies and standards we have today. They knew about procedural languages, 8 MB of memory, 1200 Kbps modems, dumb terminals, and raised floors. But the investment in business rules is huge, then and now, and that old code still seems to do the job. So, when it comes to the central cores of ERP systems, if it ain't broke, don't fix it has been the law of the