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E-Business and ERP

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E-Business and ERP

Rapid Implementation and Project Planning


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This is going to hurt a bit, but it will be good for you.

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Implementing new software into your company’s core businesses processes is a painful procedure. Technically challenged readers might well find some pain in the pages of this book, but the agony is no fault of the author. The topic at hand, integrating new software applications packages with current systems, is one of the most complex and difficult challenges in all of business. recommends that you take your medicine like a man (or a woman) and read this comprehensive guide to meshing new software with your old business. You are sure to benefit from its practical strategies and management techniques, as will your company.


Implementating Packaged Software

Organizations must change the way they implement packaged software applications systems. Traditional implementation methods haven’t worked well and are certainly not capable of supporting the needs of today’s rapidly changing business world. The e-business phenomenon has accelerated the rate of those changes and created more severe consequences for failing to implement solutions in a timely manner.

If you want your company to be successful in the future, you will have to develop a competency in the rapid implementation of packaged business applications. Organizations have been implementing computerized applications to support their business processes for more than three decades. At first, most of these systems were custom developed. Each organization designed, programmed, tested and implemented their financial, human resource and operational systems to meet their particular organizational requirements. Most of these systems were created by the organization’s in-house information systems department alone, or with the help of consultants.

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About the Author

Murrell G. Shields is a Director in the Management Solutions & Services practice at Deloitte & Touche. He has more than 20 years of experience in the planning, requirements definition, selection and implementation of computer systems for manufacturing, retailing, insurance and distribution companies.

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