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infor erp failures  as excellent sources of information on the latest developments in the ERP domain. However, these reports are not completely unbiased and objective in nature, and should not be relied upon completely. Thus, one should refer to a wide range of research resources and get an overall idea about the features of shortlisted ERP packages, and be abreast with the latest developments in the realm of ERP. Formulate final selection criteria. Even before marketing executives of ERP vendors make presentations for

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infor erp failures  Oracle, SAP , and Infor . Why did many of those best-of-breed APS companies fail in their first market attempt? Well, for many reasons, starting with mismanagement and the SAP APO and Oracle APS newcomer products “eating their lunch” in many instances. Another major reason was their focus on long-term demand planning and predicting what might happen on the far horizon. Not only were these planning methods and algorithms too complex and arcane for regular users to deploy, but these systems were also Read More

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