Mix & Match to Gain Best Solution

Authored by Ben Woodhead

The Australian Financial Review published an article "Mix and Match to Gain Best Solution" that explores best-of-breed technology versus a single vendor solution.

This is a short extract from the article:

"Super Cheap, with annual sales of $382.7 million, has decided to install best-of-breed forecasting software known as GAINS, which will be paired with its existing SAP enterprise resource planning system. From next year the SAP software will be used to generate reports based on information stored with Super Cheap’s data warehouse and supply-chain system." 

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