Details from Nucleus Research ERP Technology Value Matrix 2018

Details from Nucleus Research ERP Technology Value Matrix 2018

Nucleus Research is a respected, independent technology research firm focused on helping clients build the financially-focused business case for technology. Recently published, its ERP Technology Value Matrix 2018” is an assessment of the top Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems available on the market. The report compares 22 leading ERP vendors side-by side.

As the ERP market continues to shift as cloud technology matures, vendors have begun to deliver more industry-specific capabilities in their core products. Although some customers still do not see sufficient value in the cloud, vendors are seeing cloud adoption accelerate, with more companies moving critical business processes to the cloud, rather than just “edge” applications. To improve their value proposition, leading vendors are making their cloud offerings more accessible and giving customers the flexibility to which they are accustomed from their on-premises legacy systems.

The Value Matrix provides a transparent tool to help businesses quickly assess their technology options in a friendly, visual format. The reports provide a straightforward analysis of tech solutions based on the functionality and usability they deliver. You can easily compare solutions and zero in on those that meet your unique business requirements.

Available here, the ERP Technology Value Matrix evaluates the leading vendors within the ERP space, deeming them as Leaders, Facilitators, Experts, or Core Providers. The ERP Matrix also provides you with information on how to find the best blend of usability and functionality for your company, which vendors are improving their capabilities, and which are falling behind.

Vendors and products included in the report include: Acumatica, Infor CloudSuite, Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Oracle ERP Cloud, Oracle NetSuite, SAP S/4HANA, SYSPRO, IQMS, Plex, Sage, VAI, Aptean, Epicor, IFS, QAD, Rootstock, FinancialForce, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, SAP Business ByDesign, Qualiac, and Unit4.

Key Takeaways

According to the report, within the last year, the ERP software market began to deliver on its promise to bring intelligence to back-office processes. Be it through machine learning (ML) to automate bank transaction reconciliations, or Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity facilitating preventative maintenance and new service-based business lines, ERP customers started to realize the benefits that Industry 4.0 capabilities can bring to manufacturing, distribution, and service organizations.

Since the last ERP Value Matrix, Nucleus found that market-leading vendors are implementing technologies that are facilitated by the flexibility and scalability of cloud, which enables customers to reach higher levels of maturity along
their digital transformation journeys.

As a snapshot of the ERP landscape, the ERP Technology Value Matrix 2018 is intended to help inform consumers about how well vendors are delivering value to customers, and what a prospect can expect moving forward based on the investments vendors are making today.

Download the ERP Technology Value Matrix 2018 report.


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