Having to deliver a number of functionalities through third-party solutions, which are natively offered by many larger competitors, may deter some interface-wary customers. Thus, Relevant should try to provide as many third-party solutions as possible as a standard configuration, which should make customers oblivious to the origin of the module.
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on. On a more general note, companies who are project manufacturers, ETO, build-to-order, jobbing shops, or contract manufacturers should think carefully when selecting an ERP system. Given the maturity of the ERP market, its ongoing consolidation, and that fact that competitive advantage is hard enough for manufacturers to find, they should not compromise on their requirements. Especially small and mid-size enterprises should ask hard questions about the scope of an ERP system, and how it supports