It's a marketing dream: The leading PC word-processing package, front-ended by a fully integrated office automation system, running on superminis that allow unsurpassed document control, storage, and sharing capabilities. The problem is it can all turn to mud if not implemented carefully.
I'm speaking of the recently announced integration of World Perfectunder CEO. As one of the first Data General customers to implement this strategy in the legal marketplace, I'd like to offer my fellow MIS managers some words of advice to prevent them from experiencing the same "gotchas" that trapped my users.
First, I'd like to make it clear that this is not a laundry list of complaints, or an attempt to take cheap shots at DG or WordPerfect. Both companies, in fact, have been very cooperative in their efforts to make the integration of their respective products a success. My purpose is more to make MIS managers aware of the integration problems that may affect their daily operations.