Wisdom of the Masses: A look at the union between CPC, ERP and ASP

Column writing is a lot like the old line, "I never get lost; people are always telling me where to go."  Once you've put your opinion in print, readers are always telling you what they think; they unabashedly respond with comments, questions and assertions.  And this column is no exception. The response breakdown is rather interesting. Consultants often contribute strategic comments, while manufacturing systems users are more pragmatic, asking questions such as: "Should we use a significant part number?"  Software vendors tend to be less supportive; they fire back trying to riddle my observations with holes.  The Collaborative Product Commerce (CPC) articles in the September and November issues of this magazine generated several responses.  Those with most reader interest are included in the following discussion ...

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