Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP): Companies and Solutions 2014
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions are typically manifest in software architecture that facilitates the flow of information among different functions within an enterprise. Leading ERP solutions catalyze information sharing across organizational units and geographical locations, enabling decision-makers to have an enterprise-wide view of the information needed in a timely, reliable and consistent fashion.
This report provides analysis of leading ERP companies and solutions with evaluation of key strengths and weaknesses of these solutions. This report begins with an evaluation ERP including its use in many enterprise functions. The report assesses the ERP solution selection process as well as risks and challenges of an ERP system implementation/operations. The report also provides a view into the future of ERP.
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Representative Companies/Solutions in Report:
SAGE ERP X3
Exporters, Importers and Traders
Regulatory and Policy Individuals
Associations and Technology Groups
Government and International Bodies
Business and Financial Institutions
Corporate and Institutional Investors
Lawyers, Bankers, Libraries, Embassies
Patent Offices and Technology Executives
Venture Capitalists, Consultants and more
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