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The Fast-payback SAP Projects for Saving Money in 2009: Detailed Data for Business Expense Projects
Companies are under huge pressure to cut all SAP-related costs and are seeking every opportunity to exploit their huge investments in SAP to reduce total

sample justification report  financial performance metrics for sample fast-payback projects to reduce business expense Two basic financial performance metrics-what we call time to payback and bang for the buck-were calculated to identify the most successful fast-payback projects to reduce business expenses (see Appendix A for definitions of these metrics). The results of this calculation are presented in Table 3. For time to payback, an order fulfillment project that featured drop-ship with third-party providers had the best overall

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