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ERP: 2019 & BEYOND
ERP or Enterprise Resource Planning solutions as we know them today, have come a long way from
their earliest incarnations as inventory tools in the 1960s. Today users of ERP systems include small
and medium businesses in addition to enterprises, across a spectrum of industries that is no longer
limited to manufacturing or supply chain.
Earlier this year, SoftwareSuggest surveyed a total of 740 businesses, with various types such as
enterprises, SMBs, and entrepreneurs appropriately represented in the respondent base.
There was an increased participation of organizations from industries like retail, finance, IT, and edu-
Although their end goals differ, companies of all sizes are looking at ERP implementation as a way
to connect stakeholders across departments and engender optimum resource allocation.
At the end of the day, that’s a goal which is universal across organizations.
Insurance and Real Estate
Healthcare and Education
BUSINESSES BY SIZE
BUSINESSES BY INDUSTRY
Replacing Legacy Systems
Improving Business Efficiency
Better Integration across Departments
Easier Compliance and Reporting
Because Competitors have ERP
REASON FOR ERP IMPLEMENTATION
Different firms of different sizes have varying reasons for taking the pain to implement an ERP soft-
Reasons range from wanting to offer better customer service to growth positioning. A good portion
of the respondents also want to implement a new ERP in order to replace old legacy ERP variants
that they’ve used for a long time.