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The statistics for completing packaged software implementation projects are grim. This article examines how the software evaluation, selection, and procurement
implementation failures and the cost overruns cited above. To illustrate the capital investment approach, let's use the example of production machinery for a manufacturing firm. When considering an investment in new machinery, multiple departmental teams with varying requirements participate in the decision making process. Typical activities might include: Team Activity Manufacturing Management Build business case for investment in new machinery Investigate alternatives to new machinery purchase (i.e.
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Cost-effective ERP Software: Five Secrets to Stretching Your IT Budget
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effective ERP Software: Five Secrets to Stretching Your IT Budget Outdated applications and countless integration challenges leave you little time to provide the kind of IT support your business needs. You need world-class ERP software within your budget and time horizon. In other words: an affordable and flexible ERP solution that can be implemented quickly, adopted rapidly, and maintained easily. Working with a tight IT budget? No need to despair. Get in on these five secrets and get the most for
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Lifecycle Cost Analysis: The Key to Asset Sustainability
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