Executive Briefings

Have ERP Vendors Yet to Really Penetrate World of Small and Mid-Sized Businesses?

ERP systems are used throughout most large enterprises, with SAP and Oracle accounting for 80 percent or more of the installed based in regulated sectors such as pharma and energy. But these same systems, with their million-dollar development budgets and long learning curves, have been singularly unsuccessful in smaller enterprises.

Small businesses often rely on long-since outgrown systems such as Quickbooks, lashed together with a range of best-of-breed point solutions, each one with its own architecture, user interface, and data input needs, often requiring the same data to be input multiple times.

Try as they might, legacy ERP players have not yet made a dent in the vast and untapped market that is small and mid-sized businesses. So instead they raise maintenance fees for existing clients, acquire and graft on point solutions, and look for new technology plays to get existing customers interested in spending more money.

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Keywords: supply chain solutions, supply chain systems, supply chain management IT, ERP for small and mid-sized enterprises

Small businesses often rely on long-since outgrown systems such as Quickbooks, lashed together with a range of best-of-breed point solutions, each one with its own architecture, user interface, and data input needs, often requiring the same data to be input multiple times.

Try as they might, legacy ERP players have not yet made a dent in the vast and untapped market that is small and mid-sized businesses. So instead they raise maintenance fees for existing clients, acquire and graft on point solutions, and look for new technology plays to get existing customers interested in spending more money.

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Keywords: supply chain solutions, supply chain systems, supply chain management IT, ERP for small and mid-sized enterprises