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Year in Review: Top Enterprise Software News and Trends for 2011
With 2011 just about under wraps, we asked our experts to weigh in on this year’s trends and enterprise software news-makers. Read this article to get their

read only memory  direction for several years already, but in 2011, I saw more ERP applications allowing users to access the core system via mobile devices. Many vendors, however, still offer only BI or reporting data aimed at top management. I expect this tendency to grow in 2012, as mobile devices are likely to dominate quite soon.   4. The confluence of lean initiatives and ERP is my favorite topic, and I can’t leave it off my list of 2011 trends. In 2011, I saw more ERP software applications declaring an embedded

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