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How Midsize Businesses Are Using ERP to Gain Competitive Advantage in a Tough Economy
When times get tough, some decision makers reduce costs, and cut corners. In some situations, that doesn’t work. An economic downturn may actually be the

vas whitepapers  Midsize Businesses Are Using ERP to Gain Competitive Advantage in a Tough Economy Oracle Accelerate delivers a comprehensive set of applications, rapid implementation tools, and an extensive partner system, so that companies and government entities can maximize their budgets and achieve real business value quickly. Source: Oracle Resources Related to How Midsize Businesses Are Using ERP to Gain Competitive Advantage in a Tough Economy : Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) (Wikipedia) Competitive

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