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SearchEnterpriseLinux: LinuxWorld Preview: What's Up with Linux and ERP?

Aug 02, 2004, 16:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Milberg)

[ Thanks to Jan Stafford for this link. ]

"For the past few years, chief information officers (CIOs) and chief technology officers (CTOs) have responded to my Linux evangelism with this question: "If Linux is so great, why aren't there any enterprise resource planning (ERP) apps on it?" Until recently, I only had SAP -- a Linux supporter since 1999. I told CIOs and CTOs that ERP companies are historically very conservative and don't usually port their applications until there's a huge demand.

"This year, that's changed, and I can finally say that Linux is so great that ERP vendors had to have a piece of the action. Even better, there are open source ERP alternatives for midsized enterprises today..."

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