For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

ERP Applications 2008: The Battle Goes Vertical

ERP Vendors Refocus On Industry And Midmarket Strategies

Why Read This Report

The enterprise resource planning (ERP) market continues to mature at the upper end as the two titans — Oracle and SAP — look to extend their footprints in multinational enterprises. Industry functionality is becoming paramount for success in the ERP market, a trend that has driven Oracle's application acquisitions of late. SAP, meanwhile, is banking its future growth on small to medium-size businesses (SMBs) as it works to solidify its subscription offering. These giants control more than half the market, but other vendors — including Agresso, Epicor Software, Infor, Lawson Software, Microsoft, and The Sage Group — are performing well using a variety of approaches to achieve differentiation. The ERP applications market, currently about $38 billion in total revenue, is growing at an annual rate of 6.9% and will reach $50 billion by 2012. Business process and applications professionals should build on ERP as the backbone transactional system of record, supplementing with best-of-breed process solutions and industry-specific applications where appropriate.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • ERP Investment Strategies Evolve By Accident And By Design
  • The ERP Market Will Expand Moderately Through 2012
  • SAP And Oracle Remain The Two Titans Of ERP
  • RECOMMENDATIONS

    Integrate Around The ERP Backbone
  • WHAT IT MEANS

    ERP Acquisitions Shift From Roll-Ups To Industry Plays
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents