As Valentine's Day approaches, expect to see some innovative and entertaining marketing 'stuff' come from the vendor community. How about this from Agresso to get the ball rolling:
I don't know how to tell you this... but I'm seeing someone else.
I know I should have said something sooner, but we've been drifting apart for so long, I didn't know how to tell you. It's not you, it's me; I've changed so much recently...
Since our last corporate restructuring, you just haven't been there for me. Every time I have to change a business process, it's like you don't even care. You know how important this upcoming merger is to me. I've been looking forward to it for a year and you can't even handle different tax reporting requirements.
When I think back to that day we went live... it could have been so different. We had good times... all those upgrades and lavish re-implementations. Sure, when the money was flowing, we were great together. But we built nothing for the future.
I have to get on with my life... and yes, there is someone else... someone who has helped me grow. I know that you hate change, and want things to always stay the same, but that's just not my reality. I might as well tell you now that, yes, it's Agresso and I can see us being together forever.
While I don't expect you to be happy for me, I hope we can stay friends...
Love, <Your name>
I think it's a fun way to poke a stick in the eye of the mega vendors even if it does come from another vendor. We need some levity in the oh-so-serious world of ERP and when better than on Valentine's Day?
[Disclosure: Agresso has been a past client but they're still an interesting outfit]