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NetSuite logo
 
Originally designed as an accounting system, NetSuite has gradually grown into a full-suite ERP with CRM, HR and business intelligence functionality. A leader in Cloud ERP, NetSuite currently supports more than 20,000 companies.
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Originally designed as an accounting system, NetSuite has gradually grown into a full-suite ERP with CRM, HR and business intelligence functionality. A leader in Cloud ERP, NetSuite currently supports more than 20,000 companies.
 
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IQMS’ flagship product, EnterpriseIQ ERP, is developed specifically for SMB and large discrete, and batch process manufacturers in the aerospace, medical device, automotive, food and beverage, consumer products, plastics, packaging... Read More
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IQMS’ flagship product, EnterpriseIQ ERP, is developed specifically for SMB and large discrete, and batch process manufacturers in the aerospace, medical device, automotive, food and beverage, consumer products, plastics, packaging... Read More
 
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Sage X3 is an enterprise business management software suite that includes integrated functionality for financial management, sales, customer service, distribution, inventory, and manufacturing, and business intelligence. Sage X3 is... Read More
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Sage X3 is an enterprise business management software suite that includes integrated functionality for financial management, sales, customer service, distribution, inventory, and manufacturing, and business intelligence. Sage X3 is... Read More
 
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E2 is one of the premier machine shop and job shop solutions on the market. In addition to core resource planning, estimating and accounting functionality, E2 Shop System also includes customer management and analytics features.
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E2 is one of the premier machine shop and job shop solutions on the market. In addition to core resource planning, estimating and accounting functionality, E2 Shop System also includes customer management and analytics features.
 
Sage Intacct logo
 
Sage Intacct is a Cloud-based accounting solution that we tend to recommend to firms in professional services, banking, real estate and related industries. In addition to best-of-breed accounting, Intacct offers BI and CRM.
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Sage Intacct is a Cloud-based accounting solution that we tend to recommend to firms in professional services, banking, real estate and related industries. In addition to best-of-breed accounting, Intacct offers BI and CRM.

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QT9 ERP logo
 
QT9 ERP helps users automate small to midsized manufacturing operations. The system utilizes dashboard grids to pull available data into one place. Customizable grids allow users to sort, group, get averages, sum and export data in... Read More
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QT9 ERP helps users automate small to midsized manufacturing operations. The system utilizes dashboard grids to pull available data into one place. Customizable grids allow users to sort, group, get averages, sum and export data in... Read More
 
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Realtrac is an on-premise job management solution designed for job shop manufacturers and modular machine shops. It helps small and midsize manufacturers to schedule workflows, manage shop operations, track inventories, manage purchases... Read More
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Realtrac is an on-premise job management solution designed for job shop manufacturers and modular machine shops. It helps small and midsize manufacturers to schedule workflows, manage shop operations, track inventories, manage purchases... Read More
 
WorkWise ERP logo
 
Historically, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software has been designed using a modular structure. WorkWise, however, after developing and implementing ERP and CRM solutions for over fifteen years, recognized the need for an approach... Read More
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Historically, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software has been designed using a modular structure. WorkWise, however, after developing and implementing ERP and CRM solutions for over fifteen years, recognized the need for an approach... Read More
 
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One-System ERP Solution is a highly-customizable solution for any size manufacturing operation. It's robust, yet flexible with a built-in software development tool to create applications that meet your exact specifications.
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One-System ERP Solution is a highly-customizable solution for any size manufacturing operation. It's robust, yet flexible with a built-in software development tool to create applications that meet your exact specifications.
 
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EXEControl is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that helps organizations manage their core business operations including administration, accounting, marketing, production and inventory. It combines the capabilities of... Read More
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EXEControl is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that helps organizations manage their core business operations including administration, accounting, marketing, production and inventory. It combines the capabilities of... Read More

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PolyPM logo
 
PolyPM by Polygon Software is an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) and product lifecycle management (PLM) solution developed specifically for apparel manufacturers. The solution includes capabilities unique to the small... Read More
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PolyPM by Polygon Software is an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) and product lifecycle management (PLM) solution developed specifically for apparel manufacturers. The solution includes capabilities unique to the small... Read More
 
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VISCO was designed specifically for importers and distributors, with an emphasis on chemical, plastics, seafood and wine. It is an integrated system with warehouse management, inventory management and procurement features. By integrating... Read More
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VISCO was designed specifically for importers and distributors, with an emphasis on chemical, plastics, seafood and wine. It is an integrated system with warehouse management, inventory management and procurement features. By integrating... Read More
 
Blue Link ERP logo
 
Blue Link is well suited for small to medium sized distributors in North America with company revenues of $1 million to $50 million, 6-100 employees, and a need for 6-50 concurrent users. The system is built on Windows as an integrated... Read More
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Blue Link is well suited for small to medium sized distributors in North America with company revenues of $1 million to $50 million, 6-100 employees, and a need for 6-50 concurrent users. The system is built on Windows as an integrated... Read More
 
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Built on the powerful Microsoft Dynamics NAV platform, JustFoodERP is a full-featured Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution that's been customized for the special needs of food and beverage manufacturers and distributors.
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Built on the powerful Microsoft Dynamics NAV platform, JustFoodERP is a full-featured Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution that's been customized for the special needs of food and beverage manufacturers and distributors.
 
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ECOUNT is a cloud-based integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution suitable for small and midsize businesses. It helps manage inventory, production, logistics, sales, accounting and payroll. ECOUNT’s inventory management... Read More
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ECOUNT is a cloud-based integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution suitable for small and midsize businesses. It helps manage inventory, production, logistics, sales, accounting and payroll. ECOUNT’s inventory management... Read More

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COINS develops, implements and supports enterprise resource planning software for the construction industry. The company has been in business for nearly 40 years, working with construction companies across the U.S. The COINS construction... Read More
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COINS develops, implements and supports enterprise resource planning software for the construction industry. The company has been in business for nearly 40 years, working with construction companies across the U.S. The COINS construction... Read More
 
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Abas ERP is a solution geared towards small to midsize manufacturers and distributors. Abas has three main application offerings on the market today: Abas ERP, Abas Distribution and Abas eB, a line of e-business solutions that can... Read More
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Abas ERP is a solution geared towards small to midsize manufacturers and distributors. Abas has three main application offerings on the market today: Abas ERP, Abas Distribution and Abas eB, a line of e-business solutions that can... Read More
 
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Epicor offers two primary ERP products: Epicor Manufacturing Express and Epicor 9. The former is designed for small to mid-sized companies while the latter targets larger companies. Each system includes accounting, HR and more.
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Epicor offers two primary ERP products: Epicor Manufacturing Express and Epicor 9. The former is designed for small to mid-sized companies while the latter targets larger companies. Each system includes accounting, HR and more.
 
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Designed for medium-sized and large manufacturers that fulfill custom orders, IFS Applications offers features for shop floor control, capacity planning and more. The software serves chemical, aerospace and other segments.
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Designed for medium-sized and large manufacturers that fulfill custom orders, IFS Applications offers features for shop floor control, capacity planning and more. The software serves chemical, aerospace and other segments.
 
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Food, Chemical, Nutraceutical, and Life Sciences manufacturers add industry specific manufacturing modules to QuickBooks, Sage 100 & 300, Microsoft Dynamics GP, and SAP Business One or upgrade to our complete ERP solution.
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FrontRunners for Enterprise Resource Planning, October 2017

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What Is the FrontRunners Quadrant?

A Graphic of the Top-Performing Enterprise Resource Planning Products

FrontRunners quadrants highlight the top software products for North American small businesses. All products in the quadrant are top performers. Small businesses can use FrontRunners to make more informed decisions about what software is right for them.

To create this quadrant, we evaluated over 350 Enterprise Resource Planning products. Those with the top scores for their capability and value made the quadrant.

Scores are based largely on reviews from real software users, along with other product performance details (e.g., what features they offer, how many customers they have).

Is One Quadrant Better Than the Others?

Nope, Products in Any Quadrant May Fit Your Needs

Every product in this quadrant offers a balance of capability (how much the products can do) and value (whether they’re worth their price/cost) that makes them stand out in the race for small business software success.

FrontRunners has four sub-quadrants:

  • Upper Right = Leaders: Leaders are all-around strong products. They offer a wide range of functionality to a wide range of customers. These products are considered highly valuable by customers.
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  • Upper Left = Masters: Masters may focus more heavily on certain key features or market segments than Leaders do. If you need a more specialized set of functionality without bells and whistles, then a product in the Masters quadrant might be right for you.
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  • Lower Right = Pacesetters: Pacesetters may offer a strong set of features, but are not rated as highly on value. For example, a Pacesetter might offer greater functionality, but cost more.
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  • Lower Left = Contenders: Contenders may focus on a more specialized set of capabilities that are priced at a higher point. This makes them ideal for companies willing to pay more for specific features that meet their unique needs.

Depending on the specific needs of a software buyer, a product in any of these sub-quadrants could be a good fit.

Why? To even be considered for this FrontRunners, a product had to meet a minimum user rating score of 3.0 for capability and 3.0 for value. This means that all products that qualify as FrontRunners are top-performing products in their market. They appear in the quadrant in relation to how their peers performed.

For some buyers, a specific FrontRunners sub-quadrant might be best. For example, businesses looking for best of breed software solutions are more likely to find them in the Contenders or Pacesetters quadrants, while organizations seeking more rounded software with additional integration options may have better luck with the Masters or Leaders quadrants.

You can download the full FrontRunners for Enterprise Resource Planning report here. It contains individual scorecards for each product on the Frontrunners quadrant.

How Are FrontRunners Products Selected?

Products Are Scored Based on User Reviews and Other Data

You can find the full FrontRunners methodology here, but the gist is that products are scored in two areas, Capability and Value.

To be considered at all, products must have at least 10 reviews and meet minimum user rating scores. They also have to offer a core set of functionality—for example, vendors were only considered for this market if they offered both core financials and human resources as well as at least two of the following: inventory management, supply chain management, manufacturing or enterprise asset management.

From there, user reviews and other product performance details, such as the product's customer base and the features it offers, dictate the Capability and Value scores. Capability is plotted on the x-axis, and Value is plotted on the y-axis.

Got It. But What if I Have More Questions?

Check Out Our Additional Resources!

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One Last Thing—How Do I Reference FrontRunners?

Just Follow Our External Usage Guidelines

Check out the FrontRunners External Usage Guidelines when referencing FrontRunners content. Except in digital media with character limitations, the following disclaimer MUST appear with any/all FrontRunners reference(s) and graphic use:

FrontRunners scores and graphics are derived from individual end-user reviews based on their own experiences, vendor-supplied information and publicly available product information; they do not represent the views of Gartner or its affiliates.

Runners Up

Providers listed as Runners Up were considered for inclusion in the quadrant, but were ultimately not included for one or more reasons: they did not have enough reviews; they did not meet the reviews score minimum; they did not meet the ultimate Value and Capability minimum scores; or they did not meet our functionality requirements for the market.

360 Enterprise Suite
3PLink
Ability 585 ERP
Academia ERP
Accolent ERP
AccountMate
AcctVantage ERP
AcTouch.com
Adjutant
Advanced Supply Chain
AdvancePro
Aegis FactoryLogix
Agile Manufacturing Solutions
Agiliron
Ai2 ProSel
AIM Vision
Akti
AlloyERP
AllProWebTools
Aplicor 3C
Apollo ERP
APPS 10i
APTEAN ERP
Arena PLM
ArgoERP
Atlas Planning Suite
Axolon ERP
BatchMaster ERP
Blue Ridge
BlueCherry
BlueZone manager
BravoSolution
Bright Suite
BST10
BuildSmart
BusinessMan CRM/ERP
Cadence WMS
CAMS Enterprise by Unit4
CANIAS ERP
CAPA Manager
CentralBOS
Cetec ERP
CIMx Quantum
Claritum
Clarizen
CMiC
CMPRO
COINS
CommunicatorBase
Composity
Conga Novatus
contractERP
CoreWarehouse
Costpoint
CSB-System
Da Vinci Supply Chain Business Suite
DBA Manufacturing
De Facto ERP
Decision Builder
Deltek Maconomy
Deltek Vision
Dematic IQ
Deskera ERP
Deskera MRP
DistributionPlus
DocMinder
DSX
Dynacom Enterprise + Accounting
E2open
EAMbrace
EasyERP
eBid Systems ProcureWare
ebizframe ERP
ECGrid
Ecount ERP
Edible Software
EFACS E/8
effitrac-erp
eKEPLER ERP
eLynxx Print Procurement
Enterprise 21 ERP
Epicor iScala
ePMS ERP
ERP Foundation 3000
ERP MARK 7
ERP123
ERPAG
ERPinCloud
Erpisto
ERPWEB
erpWizard
ESP21
ESS Mobile Office Manager
EVO~ERP
Exact Globe
Exact JobBOSS
Exact MAX ERP
Exact Online
ExactaWMS
EXEControl ERP Software
Expand ERP
Expandable ERP
EZ-MES
Factory MES
FactoryTalk
Farvision ERP
Fitrix ERP
FlexiBake
FlexRFP eSourcing
Flowtech Flow Manufacturing
Form.com
FreightMaster TMS
Freightview
Fulfil.IO
Fusion Lifecycle
Gatekeeper
Genius Manufacturing
GroMAX - Contract Farming
Harrington Quality Management System (HQMS)
Henning Visual EstiTrack ERP
HICX Enterprise Supplier Manager
HighJump Enterprise 3PL
Hubworks Suite
Hudman Central ERP
Hybrent
Hydra - Execution Management Software
i2B Connect
IBM OpenPro
IBS Enterprise ERP
iCast ERP Foundry Software
IFS Applications
In-Style ERP
In4Suite
infoBoard Planning Board
InFocus ERP
Infor CloudSuite Business
Infor CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine)
Infor ERP
Infor LN
Infor M3
Infor10
IntelliTrack WMS
Intuitive ERP
INxSQL Distribution
IQMS Manufacturing ERP
irms|360 Enterprise
isoTracker QMS
JDA Software
JobPack Production Scheduling Suite
JobPRO
JOBSCOPE
JustFoodERP
Kenandy Cloud ERP
Khaos Control
Kinaxis RapidResponse
kintone
Kloudville
Kosmas
kpi.com
LillyWorks
LogistaaS
Logiwa WMS
Made2Manage ERP
Magaya WMS
ManEx
Manhattan TMS
MapYourTag
MARG ERP 9+
Market Dojo
MasterControl Documents
Masterplan
Maximo
MercuryGate TMS
Mestec Cloud MES
metasfresh
Microlistics WMS
MIE Trak Pro
MISys Manufacturing
MRPEasy
Murano Supply Chain Manager
MX ERP
MYFiO ERP
NDS ERP solution
Neurored E-Business & SCM
NextBuy
Nocturne
NorthStar WMS
Oasis by Merge Solutions
Officewise
OmegaCube ERP
onclouderp
ONE UP
Oneir
Onspring
Openbravo ERP
Optessa
Oracle Advanced Procurement
Oracle E-Business Suite
Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud
ORDERS Plus Enterprise
Orion AMT
Ormandy
Ostendo
PackManager
Paragon ERP
Paramount WorkPlace
Peoplevox WMS
PharmaNET
Pilot ERP
Planvisage SCM
Plexus
PomodoTech
POOL4TOOL
Precision Manufacturing
Precoro
PRIAM ERP/CRM
Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management
PRIMS by Focus Works
Priority Matrix
Priority Software
PrismERP
ProcessPro Premier
ProContractor
Produce Pro Software
ProFicient
ProfitFab ERP
Promena e-Sourcing
PropulsionMRP
ProShip
proVision WMS
Pure Manufacturing software (M.E.S)
QAD Cloud ERP
QLM Sourcing
Questica ETO
Ramp Enterprise WMS
Rapid Response Manufacturing
Real Time Freight TMS
RealSoft ERP
Reflex ERP Software
RELEX
RentalMan ERP
Resource Manager DB
Resource Navigator ERP
RetailOps
Rose Rocket
S2K Enterprise
Sage 100c
Sage 300 Online
Sage ERP
SAP Manufacturing
SapphireOne
Savant Warehouse Management
Saviom Enterprise Resource Management
SCExpert
SCMProFit
Scout RFP
SCP
Sequence Enterprise
Seradex ERP
ServMan
Shipedge
ShipHawk
ShippersEdge TMS
ShippingEasy
ShipStation
Shipwire
ShipWorks
Shop Mate
Shopfloor-Online MES
shopVOX
ShopVue
simPRO Enterprise
SimScale
SkuBrain
Slingshot Enterprise Business Suite
SMARTer Manager
SmartFreight
Snapfulfil
Solid Commerce
Solumina
sourceit
SpendManagerPro
Sphere WMS
SQCpack
Standard ERP
Starta
Step1 Distribution Suite
Supply Chain Guru
Supply Chain Synchronization Portal
Synapse WMS
Synergy SPC
System100
T.FAT ERP
TACTIC
Tally.ERP 9
Telogis Route
The Plex Manufacturing Cloud
Time Doctor
TMW Suite
ToolTrack
TrackVia
TradeCloud Supply Chain Platform
Transcount
Transwide
Traverse ERP
TrueERP
TSS ERP
Tygris ERP
Ultriva Collaborative Supply Portal
Vanguard IBP for Supply Chain
VasyERP
VersAccounts
VertenSys
Vicinity Manufacturing
VIENNA Advantage ERP & CRM
ViewPoint Logistics
Vin eRetail
VISCO
VISIBILITY.net ERP
Vistex
VMS Software Solutions Suite
Vroozi Procurement Platform
WaerLinx
WFX Cloud ERP
WIN - Web Integrated Network
Winddle
WinWeb Cloud ERP
WIPtrac
WorkWise ERP
XERP
Xledger
Xpansa Cloud

Buyer's Guide

by Lisa Hedges,
Content Analyst
Last Updated: November 16, 2017


The enterprise resource planning (ERP) software market is large and complex. There are hundreds of vendors offering best-of-breed (i.e., stand alone) ERP applications or integrated ERP software suites. Additionally, many ERP software companies offer vertical market solutions to meet the unique requirements of specific industries, such as manufacturing, distribution, retail and others. We wrote this buyer’s guide to help organizations better understand how to select the best ERP system that suits their business needs.

Here’s what we’ll cover:

What Is ERP Software?
Common Features of ERP Software
What Type of Buyer Are You?
Market Trends to Understand
Recent Events You Should Know About

What Is ERP Software?

An enterprise resource planning system helps organizations track information across all departments and business functions, from accounting to human resources to sales and beyond. Common ERP functionality includes:

  • Product and purchase planning
  • Manufacturing and delivery planning
  • Inventory management
  • Shipping and payment
  • Supply chain management
  • Accounting
  • Marketing and sales
  • Customer relationship management

The term "ERP" took root in the U.S. around 1990 as a growing number of organizations required integration outside of—but not exclusive of—their manufacturing applications. They needed to share data from their MRP system with say, their financial accounting, customer relationship, supply chain or other applications. Enterprise planning software was introduced to describe a broader system that integrated each of these applications. The top ERP software packages will cover the following application categories. 

Common Features of ERP Software

ERP Accounting Accounting systems help organizations manage their financial transactions. At its core, it will have a general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll. Vendors often develop additional features and functionality to meet unique business and industry needs (e.g., Sage Nonprofit with fund accounting). Example vendors include Sage accounting software and Microsoft Dynamics.
Business intelligence Business intelligence, as a term, gained widespread adoption in the late '90’s. However, the technology has existed in some shape or form since the '60’s. It is used to analyze and report business data to help companies make smarter business decisions. Core functions include analytics, data mining, reporting and more. An example vendor is SAP.
Customer relationship management A CRM application is used to manage interactions with prospects, customers, clients and/or partners. It tracks activity across all departments: marketing, sales and service. Core applications closely align with these departments. They include sales force automation, marketing automation and service and support. CRM aims to increase customers, revenue and customer satisfaction. An example vendor is Oracle.
Human resources Modern HR systems help organizations manage traditional HR activities such as personnel tracking and benefits administration, as well as new strategic HR initiatives like talent management, employee evaluation and learning management. Example vendors include Epicor and Lawson Software.
Inventory management An inventory management program helps companies track up-to-date information about their product supply. Its aim is to maintain optimum stock levels so that companies avoid depreciation of inventory and overspending, and ultimately maximize profits. There are different types of inventory programs to meet the unique requirements of different industries and companies. For example, a food distributor will have different inventory management needs than say, an apparel retailer. Sample products include MAS 90 and 200 Software.
Manufacturing We wouldn’t have enterprise resource software if it wasn’t for manufacturing resource planning software. Today, it’s at the core of many well-known ERP systems. Other manufacturing applications and/or modules include manufacturing execution systems (MES), bill of materials (BOM), product life cycle management and more. Example vendors include NetSuite, Infor and Sage.
Supply chain management The supply chain management (SCM) application tracks goods as they move from manufacturing facilities to distribution centers to retail stores. Common applications include: supply chain planning to adjust inventory as demand changes; supplier management to monitor performance of suppliers; warehouse management to track placement of goods within a warehouse, and others.

What Type of Buyer Are You?

Before evaluating options and performing an ERP software comparison, you’ll need to determine what type of buyer you are. Over 90 percent of buyers fall into one of these three groups:

Enterprise resource planning systems buyer. These buyers require integration of data across all departments. They want to have everything in one system and avoid the technical challenges of integrating disparate applications. These buyers favor complete ERP solutions like SAP, Microsoft Dynamics, Infor, Epicor, Oracle and others.

Best-of-breed buyers. These buyers require a single component like a standalone CRM system or a HR system. They often need greater functionality and more features than what is offered in an integrated suite. Because of the functional depth these buyers require, it's important that they spend time evaluating reviews for specialized systems instead of integrated suites. 

Small business buyers. A year ago analysts predicted that the average company would have 18 employees before adopting an ERP system. Five years ago the average number was 29. Statistics aside, more and more small businesses want to leverage ERP technology for better business performance. In the past, high upfront costs and technical challenges kept many small businesses out of the market. But with a growing number of cloud options, small business buyers have a new opportunity to implement enterprise-level technology. Of course there are still on-premise or client/server options still available for small businesses.

Market Trends to Understand

There are several trends playing out in the market. ERP software vendors are consolidating, adoption of software as a service (SaaS) is growing and more. Here we’ll highlight a few you should know about.

Vendor consolidation. The consolidation of ERP products isn’t necessarily a new trend. Mergers and acquisitions have always been a part of this market's history. However, the rate at which it’s taking place and the implications it has for buyers are worth mentioning. Large vendors continue to acquire niche vendors to round out their product lines, acquire excellent technology or to expand into new geographic markets. Buyers need to consider this when evaluating systems. In a worst-case scenario, their provider gets acquired, the product gets sunsetted and support and updates are no longer available. Avoid this situation by considering a vendor’s financial and strategic viability.

Adoption of software as a service. SaaS or Web-based ERP is an appealing alternative to traditional on-premise systems. The initial investment is lower, the implementation can be quicker, the user interface is familiar (it runs in a Web browser) and companies don’t need full-time IT staff to maintain servers and hardware. Most ERP vendors now offer—or have plans to offer—some kind of Web-based option.

Mobile app development. Vendors have responded to rapid growth in smartphone adoption by developing mobile interfaces for their ERP software systems. For example, Oracle already has a mobile client, so do SAP and Epicor. 

Social media integration. Although very much in its infancy, many ERP companies are developing social media tools to keep abreast of the bigger trend playing out. Internal tools are being developed to foster greater collaboration among employees, while integration betwen ERP programs and outside networks such as Facebook and Twitter is also taking place.

Recent Events You Should Know About

ACCEO launches cloud-based ERP solution. ACCEO Solutions has launched a cloud-based ERP offering that is built on the Acumatica platform and targets the Canadian ERP market. The solution is the fruit of ACCEO’s OEM partnership with Acumatica.

Acumatica and Malaysia’s Censof sign deal to bring cloud ERP to Southeast Asia.Acumatica signed a long-term agreement with Malaysian financial management software vendor Censof Holdings Berhad (Censof) in September to offer ERP solutions in commercial and public sectors across Southeast Asia. The alliance gives Acumatica a competitive edge via quick access to the market. The companies hope to leverage cloud computing infrastructure, which is gaining traction in the region despite the current low adoption rates.

Anagram unveils cloud-based ERP system for UK small businesses. Anagram Systems launched a cloud-based version of Encore, its ERP software for small businesses. The service was developed keeping in mind the needs and limited budgets of businesses having 1-150 employees. It provides small businesses affordable access to advanced and secure hosting facilities as well as the full range of ERP capabilities.

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