The story so far: Mike Chelonia, TurtleSpice’s comptroller, has been tasked to select an ERP system by his CFO. Swamped by phone calls from software vendors and consultants, and facing pressure from his VP to short-circuit the selection process, Mike faces some tough choices. When we asked you what you would do in Mike’s shoes, you voted to pursue the creation of an ERP selection team.
the mood for an impromptu pound of flesh. “I’m surprised at you, Mike,” says the VP, shaking his head in a what-am-I-going-to-do-with-you way. “I think you should know I’ll be making my purchase recommendation at the next exec meeting.” He turns to leave, then stops. “Oh, by the way, you’re invited. We’ll be interested in knowing why you persist in wasting our time.” Yeah, Plan B is looking better and better, thinks Mike. The phone calls from software vendors just don’t stop. At