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Maximize Your Investment: 10 Key Strategies for Effective Packaged Software Implementations by Grady Brett Beaubouef

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I have never seen a COTS software package that can provide ALL of the functionality necessary to support all three of the following levels of business solution maturity:

  1. Initial (Simple)
  2. Best Practice (Efficient)
  3. Competitive (Effective)

We have seen strides made by packaged software providers to evolve their product offerings, especially at the Initial and Best Practice maturity levels. However, by their very nature, competitive business processes are unique to a customer and there will always be a need for packaged software changes.

When customers ask for my advice regarding packaged software changes, I have the customer focus on the following main points:

  • Consider the drivers for purchasing an off-the-shelf software ...

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