A Brief History of ERP Software

By: on November 26, 2019

To understand the present, you have to know the past. This is true of virtually every aspect of modern civilization, including—you guessed itERP software.

The platform has evolved from a promising (albeit clunky) specialization to a seemingly unclassifiable catch-all—all in just a few short decades. How did we get to this point in ERP history? Who brought us here? What even is postmodern ERP?

The answer, in short, is that it’s complicated. But there’s a lot you can learn from ERP industry touchstones and their subtly seismic shifts, the most pivotal of which are outlined in the infographic below.

a brief history of erp software infographic

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