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Driving Factors in The Enterprise Applications Market
The enterprise applications market is converging resulting with fewer providers; however, there are still the same number of competing systems. What are the

enterprise reporting applications  ongoing demand for extended enterprise resource planning (ERP) functionality beyond the user enterprise's four walls, and the ability to integrate business systems with business-critical processes currently not captured by such systems. Increasing requirements for user-friendliness (e.g., zero training), but with unimpeded inherent reliability of systems (see Easy ERP: A Challenge to Conventional Thinking ). The growing users' desire for platform independence (no particular vendor's lock-in) for both the

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