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So you’re well on your way in terms of deploying the enterprise software. With great care and diligent planning you have assembled your team and despite your

flags  Vendor Red Flags So you’re well on your way in terms of deploying the enterprise software. With great care and diligent planning you have assembled your team and despite your best efforts in securing resources and communicating schedules and responsibilities your Project Schedule is falling behind. You wonder if only I had selected the other vendor I wouldn’t have to be preparing this project update for first thing tomorrow morning. There are always issues which don’t come up in the

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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