10 ERP Players Shaping The Market


ERP is a foundational technology for enterprises. After years of consolidation and rivalries, the landscape has evolved tremendously. Cloud-based vendors jumping into the mix could usher in a new wave of market disruption. Here are 10 major ERP players you should know.

Enterprise resource planning software packages are typically heavy-duty investments for running an entire business, and almost every enterprise-sized company relies upon some sort of ERP or business management software package.

Traditionally these packages can take more than a year to implement, and they are so deeply embedded in the business that once they are in place it’s a monumental task to switch from one vendor to another vendor, particularly for big companies.

These packages of software applications can touch on accounting and financial management, product planning, inventory management, manufacturing, distribution, pricing, shipping, payment, marketing, and sales. These front end applications are used by employees throughout the organization, and they all use the same backend database as a repository.

Many of these packages have been in place for years, sometimes decades, and often customers follow the reliable upgrade paths provided by their chosen vendors.

But plenty has changed in the ERP space in the last decade. ERP vendors have consolidated, with smaller players snapped up by one of a handful of giants in the space. Meanwhile, many startup vendors have created industry-specific software suites, and the big players in the market have followed with their own vertical market packages.

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