Enterprise Resource Planning Applications (ERP)

To facilitate information flow, ERP systems employ a software application that integrates internal and external management information across an entire organization and extends to external stakeholders. Research coverage includes ERP applications and services.

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Vendor Landscape: Workday Services Partners

    Workday Customers Look To Partner Ecosystem To Accelerate Implementation And Maximize Business Value

    March 10, 2017 Liz Herbert, Paul D. Hamerman

    As companies seek to improve business flexibility and engage employees with digital experiences, they are migrating traditionally on-premises systems of record to software-as-a-service (SaaS) alternatives. Workday continues to be one of the most disruptive and fast-growing solutions providers in the SaaS era, and customers are turning to services providers for help. This report gives Application Development & Delivery (AD&D) pros an overview of the fast-changing market of Workday partners and key considerations for selecting the best fit for your needs. This document replaces our earlier 2014 document on the same topic.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Vendor Landscape: SaaS ERP Applications, 2017

    The Shift To SaaS ERP Accelerates As Businesses Adapt To Digital Transformation

    January 23, 2017 Paul D. Hamerman

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS) enterprise resource planning (ERP) is accelerating as a mainstream delivery model to help companies gain flexibility and leverage modern cloud technologies. The market landscape is evolving as pure-play SaaS ERP providers battle traditional ERP vendors that are repositioning their offerings for the cloud. Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders and their business partners should assess the viability of their current ERP deployments and consider the rapidly changing ERP landscape as you plan a transition path to the cloud.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: SAP Customers Have Four Paths To The Cloud

    The Time Is Now To Plan Your SAP Cloud Strategy In The Name Of Business Innovation And Customer Experience

    November 11, 2016 Liz Herbert, Bill Martorelli

    Customers of all types are anxious to take advantage of cloud's promise of speed, agility, and financial flexibility due to its inherent consumption-based pricing model. Yet SAP buyers still have significant concerns about moving core SAP workloads to the cloud. As a result, movement has been slow. But after its initial halting steps, the outline of SAP's cloud strategy has become clear, and four distinct paths for SAP customers to the cloud have emerged. The ideal path for any application development and delivery (AD&D) professional will depend on your goals and time frame for realization of benefits.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Brief: Oracle's NetSuite Acquisition Signals A Shifting ERP Landscape

    Customers And Competitors Need To Pay Attention To The Implications Of A Proposed $9.3 Billion Deal

    August 8, 2016 Paul D. Hamerman

    On July 28, Oracle announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SaaS ERP provider NetSuite. At $9.3 billion, the deal is the largest SaaS acquisition to date. Application development and delivery professionals (AD&D pros) should look at this deal as a clear signal that the transition from on-premises ERP to SaaS is now mainstream. In this brief, we provide our analysis of what this deal means to the two companies, their customers, and their competitors in the market landscape for SaaS business applications.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Brief: SAP S/4Hana Lifts Off

    The Licensed Version Of The Next-Generation ERP Solution Is Gaining Traction, But The SaaS Offering Is Off To A Slow Start

    July 5, 2016 Paul D. Hamerman

    S/4Hana represents a major initiative by SAP to replatform and refactor its business suite to leverage its Hana in-memory database. The Sapphire Now conference in May 2016 enabled Forrester to assess SAP S/4Hana's progress to date, based on customer interviews and interactions with SAP executives. Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals considering SAP investment strategies should pay close attention to product road maps and the adoption curve for S/4Hana and have a definitive migration plan in place as customer success reaches mainstream levels in two to three years.

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