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“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 software capabilities. This is because of a few factors. First, smaller companies tend to have fewer numbers of users. So the solutions at the lower tier usually can support up to a set number of users, be it 20 or 100 users. As database and network technologies are improving, these limits are ... (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)

Buying ERP Emotionally – Choose wisely or choose foolishly

People often are buying ERP emotionally. In fact, many times emotion overcomes the buying process. It often does not matter how diligent you have been in keeping an objective measure of the features, costs, vendor’s abilities, and other factors, you still may end up buying a system based on a demo that really “resonated” with you and your team. Selecting a system is a buying process. As you know, buyers of anything are involved in an emotional transaction. People often talk about being objective, but what about the feelings in purchasing an ERP software solution? If you are look... (more)