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While many blogs focus on the ideal ERP used by the small company, we want to examine which is the best ERP solution that could be implemented in large companies. This is an important question because what happens in the mid-market is often dictated by the changes made to ERP software for the large companies. This is because the larger organization needs to find new ways to reduce costs and find efficiencies. Further, they need to support global operations, that dictates a strong need for multi-currency, languages, and operating procedures. Even though this happens in all businesses, when the large companies move, the entire industry often will move with it. Let us define the sizing of a customer company for the scope of this article. To define a wide enough pool of potential vendors, we are considering a target buyer to be greater than $101 Million dollars in annual... (more)

Which ERP Is Suitable for Companies with X Million Dollars in Revenue?

“Which ERP is suitable for companies with x million dollars?” Revenues size is one of the most common factors in ERP selection. It is a common question facing a manager looking to find a replacement system for their current ERP solution. The question comes down to “How large are you?” and “how scalable is the ERP software?” Let’s look at the first question of how large are you as a company? Are you “10 Million dollars in annual revenue?” or, do you have “50 Million dollars” in revenue, or 100 Million”, or “500 Million?” All of these companies may require a different level of sof... (more)

Popular ERP Systems

What are popular ERP systems in North America? Often it depends upon who you ask. When you ask "which system is best?" or "which ERP is the most favored?", you should consider that each company has unique needs and process requirements. So there is no "one-size-fits-all" when it comes to ERP. You can however determine popularity based on other factors. Popular could refer to the quality of the system being well liked or it could refer to the most used solution. For the purposes here we need some sort of measure. To set a criterion, let's go with the most recommended system based ... (more)

Top ERP Software Vendors

Enterprise Resource Planning has taken a bit of a hit in the last few years with the economic downturn. Sales slowed and the industry has receded. Now that things are turning around, we are seeing a resurgence of companies who are looking to finally upgrade their old software to a new ERP solution. Many people ask us who the Top ERP Software Vendors are today. We have put together a collection of these solutions here. The early origins of ERP systems, starting back in the 1970s and the 80′s, were rooted in mainframe solutions that had not been tremendously flexible. Today, almos... (more)

Midmarket ERP Software Rankings

Looking for Midmarket ERP Software Rankings? Selecting the best midmarket Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system for your business is not an easy task. The entire selection process entails listing out user specific functional requirements, understanding the existing ERP landscape so that you can short-list the most ideal product for the business.  You do this by factoring various perspective such as budget, functionality, and industry specific needs. Often such decisions are tedious and may require consultancy services from qualified IT experts. Our leading Midmarket ERP soft... (more)