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Aberdeen Group: Enterprise Strategy Report - Global ERP Functionality Differences

White Paper Published By: SAP
SAP
Published:  Mar 29, 2009
Type:  White Paper
Length:  7 pages

While globalization was once the exclusive domain of the large multi-billion dollar companies, today even small to medium size enterprises cannot escape the issues associated with global trade and offshore manufacturing. Whether you view the world as flat or round, it is definitely shrinking. North American and European companies have been challenged by the introduction of lower priced products coming into their markets from countries with inexpensive labor, causing the trend in recent years toward offshore manufacturing operations and the procurement of materials from low cost country sources, which in turn introduces a higher level of complexity into the supply chain.