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What's Wrong With Application Software? Business Changes, Software Must Change with the Business.
Business changes constantly in small ways and large. It is rare to find an application product that can change once it is implemented. This gap is a reality

software application development companies us  real truth about standard software application is that very few companies really run them as standard products. Today, the ability for application systems to support the company in remaining competitive usually involves working around the system and waiting for the next release, or implementing a redundant system that over-rides the base ERP system. This leaves companies at a competitive disadvantage because they are continuously suffering from either the opportunity cost of not changing the business, or

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Outsourcing, Applications Software

This RFP is focused on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of application software. The typical types of activities that these outsource providers perform include software development; software maintenance; software reengineering/rearchitecting; porting software to a new platform; defect correction and bug fixing; and software testing; etc. Application areas could include core applications, enterprise applications, web applications, integration between applications, mainframe applications, desktop applications, wireless applications, software packages, and games. 

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