SAP has been in the ERP business for a long time and has often been credited with founding the technology. Gartner credits SAP with nearly 40% of the overall $20 billion ERP market.
Course Notes from ERP 101 (Part 3b)
SAP- SAP has been in the ERP business for a long time and has often been credited with founding the technology. Gartner credits SAP with nearly 40% of the overall $20 billion ERP market. SAP offers a suite made up of full financials, HR, operations, procurement, treasury, and other business functions. The software works in real-time, unlike the batch postings required by some of its competitors. The software can be implemented in a simple fashion, and ongoing maintenance can be handled without disruptions to the existing system. The company doesn’t focus on any verticals, playing well in just about all of them. SAP Business ByDemand places the company as a leader in the revolutionary Cloud ERP segment.
Oracle. Oracle’s E-Business Suite offers many ERP options, covering all facets of ERP and all industries. The company also offers it Fusion Applications. These are designed from the ground up using the latest technology advances and incorporating best practices that have been gathered over the years from Oracle customers. At some point in the future, Oracle will forge all of its ERP offerings into Fusion. In the meantime, the company is committed to providing ongoing enhancements to its existing software for as long as its customers want them.
Microsoft Dynamics. Microsoft bought their way into the ERP marketplace with a series of acquisitions. Redmond has four main products that it has divided its Dynamics software into: AX, GP, NAV, and SL. The focus of the company is in several areas. First, it focuses on its largest customers. The second is to focus on those customers who desire an ERP solution for improved financials and operations, or who need an ERP that has been tailored to a specific market. The vision of Microsoft is to provide an ERP solution that is an enabler, facilitating decisions and proactively driving change into practice.
Continued in Part 4