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Standardizing on One ERP System in a Multi-division Enterprise
In an enterprise with multiple operating divisions, should the enterprise standardize on a single set of software? Recent broadening of major ERP products

generate a disconnect service order if terms of a repayment agreement are not met  Although the enterprise can generate many benefits from standardization, they may also create other issues that often result in disruptions. Operational Considerations    Like many strategy issues, this reduces to a series of trade-offs. A number of areas must be considered. The first place to look is at the operational needs of the business units. If the standardization driver comes from anywhere but operational needs such as business process unification, the project will likely result in

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Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems

Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming quoting and ordering processes, decrease unit costs, and lower sales costs. Q2O suites can further help enterprises increase sales effectiveness across all channels. These solutions help companies that sell complex products and services shift their focus to customer-facing sales and service issues. 

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