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By Choppit ·
I am currently looking for an alternative to SAP R/3 for my employer. Faced with the discontinuation of support for release 4.0B at the end of 2004 I need to find alternatives to put to the board of directors. The fact is that our adoption of SAP in 1999 was ambitious to say the least and 4 years on SAP is still a poor fit for the business. The reason for this is that as a company we have never had the financial resource available to correct this. My question is as follows;

1. Does anyone have any advice for me with regards to this project.

2. Does anyone know of any solution which would be a good fit for a 4th party service company. Basic requirement is capacity planning, stock control, web ordering and invoicing for around 1,500 items/month.

p.s As a last resort I'm considering writing or having a custom application written to fulfil this need.

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by CSCI In reply to SAP R/3 replacement proje ...

At this point, after four years, why not keep the solution and make it work. I have implemented many companys that are service orientated and they are working well.
Have you looked into some of the lower cost implementation such as SAP One that provide all of the functionality but at a smaller operating cost with quicker implementation. We are currently working to become a reseller in the service area.
If you are set on changing platforms then you should evaluate company needs. Will a "legacy" application work? Something like GrowthPower works well, low cost easy implementation. Others including Lily are a good example. The issue here would be finding a good third party to assist with the migration of the data out of SAP. I am not sure that Lily or some of the others has this expertise.

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by Choppit In reply to SAP R/3 replacement proje ...

Thanks for your input CSCI I'll look into those suggestions.

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