Enterprise Resource Planning

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This research includes findings from: * 183 survey completes * 5 attendees CIO focus group * 6 CIO primary research interviews *

ERP systems are among the most complex of any enterprise IT software solution. Because they are closely tied to business processes change occurs relatively slowly, but the market is moving. Traditional ERPs are slowly moving into the cloud while new offerings are appearing aimed at smaller companies and / or specialised niches.

ERP is too complex and too granular a discipline to change quickly. In spite of the upsurge of new cloud based on demand and niche players, it remains closely tied to business processes, making it about much more than merely software choice. So while nimble, agile cloud players may make the headlines, the real threat to enterprise generalists is probably Microsoft.

Here we look at traditional ERP vendors like SAP and Oracle, major rival Microsoft, and also profile smaller cloud-based firms that make up the long tail of ERP providers like Workday and FinancialForce

This report covers the following areas:

  • Handling the complexities and necessities of choosing or changing an ERP vendor.
  • The challenges of ERP, including those that cannot be rectified by simply building on existing solutions – and how IT professionals address them.
  • Analysis and ratings of each individual vendor and their solutions, presented using interactive data charts and tables for you to compare only relevant factors.

 

Table of contents

Enterprise resource planning (ERP)

  • Executive summary
  • Background
  • Choosing an ERP vendor
  • Research methodology
  • Complexities
  • The ERP marketplace

SAP

  • SAP ERP and S/4HANA
  • Business One
  • Business ByDesign
  • Pricing
  • Data centres
  • Certifications
  • Support
  • Adoption
  • Gaining ground or falling back?
  • Resellers
  • Positive sentiment
  • Negative sentiment
  • Conclusion
  • In the news
  • Appendix

Microsoft

  • Dynamics 365
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
  • Older solutions
  • Dynamics GP
  • Pricing
  • Data centres
  • Certifications
  • Support
  • Adoption
  • Gaining ground or falling back?
  • Resellers
  • Positive sentiment
  • Negative sentiment
  • Conclusion
  • In the news
  • Appendix

Oracle

  • Oracle ERP Cloud
  • Oracle NetSuite
  • Older solutions
  • Pricing
  • Data centres
  • Certifications
  • Adoption
  • Gaining ground or falling back?
  • Support
  • Resellers
  • Positive sentiment
  • Negative sentiment
  • Conclusion
  • In the news
  • Appendix

Sage

  • Sage Business Cloud X3
  • Sage 300cloud
  • Sage 100cloud
  • Pricing
  • Data centres
  • Certifications
  • Adoption
  • Gaining ground or falling back?
  • Support
  • Resellers
  • Positive sentiment
  • Negative sentiment
  • Conclusion
  • In the news
  • Appendix

Epicor

  • Epicor ERP
  • Pricing
  • Data centres
  • Adoption
  • Gaining ground or falling back?
  • Support
  • Resellers
  • Positive sentiment
  • Negative sentiment
  • Conclusion
  • In the news
  • Appendix

Other vendors

  • Workday
  • Unit 4
  • Construction Industry Solutions (COINS)
  • IFS
  • Infor
  • Syspro
  • Aptean
  • Salesforce
  • FinancialForce
  • Rootstock (Kenandy)
  • Deltek
  • Oodo
  • Zoho
  • Infoplus
  • CGI
  • Acumatica
  • VeraCore
  • Cincom Systems
  • Plex
  • Kechie

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