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Application Leaders Responsible for ERP: Guide to Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestures (Stage 2: Initial Candidate Evaluation)

Published: 26 January 2017

ID: G00320025

Analyst(s): Ranadip Chandra , Pat Phelan


An initial evaluation of the acquisition candidate occurs during Stage 2 of the M&A process. This research guides application leaders responsible for ERP on what to do during Stage 2 in order to confirm and validate the target's progress toward transforming ERP to postmodern ERP.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • What the ERP Leader Can Do

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