Nucleus Research released the 2012 second half Technology Value Matrix
for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), finding a shift away from
product-centric solutions toward more consumer-focused offerings.
Traditional vendors are re-designing products to make them more user
friendly and easier to maintain while newer vendors are taking advantage
of the latest technologies, such as mobility, social features and cloud
delivery. This is challenging traditional ERP while simultaneously
trying to re-invent it.
SAP and Oracle offerings lead the pack through consumer-centric
offerings that move away from the more traditional product-centric
approach and improve customer relationship functionality spanning the
entire lifecycle of a company's interactions with customers, partners,
The cloud delivery model continues to streamline ERP and reduce IT
costs, which, combined with other new programming technologies, is
making ERP more accessible to uses. The cloud has made ERP more
affordable, thereby enabling companies to replace old accounting
packages with a more robust solution for their needs.
"Successful vendors are incorporating new technologies into their
offerings to attract new customers. The optimal approach is to redesign
both the software and the user interface, ensuring that the solution is
not only user friendly but also technologically competitive." said
Gabriel Gheorghiu, principal analyst, Nucleus Research.
ERP remains the backbone solution in many industry sectors with trendy
mobility and mobile application interfaces being created as an add-on
solution for vendors adding functionality as an additional feature to
core offerings. The more technology for software design and delivery
becomes accessible, the more vendors will provide strong ERP
functionality. The difference between the leaders of the future and rest
could very well be the services they provide.
The full Value Matrix Report is available at NucleusResearch.com
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