Software Advice recently released their FrontRunners for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), April 2019 report, available here. A Gartner company, Software Advice is the leading online service for businesses navigating the software selection process. Advisors provide free, personalized software recommendations, helping companies of all sizes find products that meet their business needs. Software Advice publishes this world-famous ERP report biannually to help businesses evaluate which software products may be right for them.
Analysts define ERP software as a system that helps organizations tracks information across all departments and business functions, from accounting, to sales, to HR and beyond. Common ERP functionality includes: inventory management, shipping and payment, supply chain management (SCM), accounting, customer relationship management (CRM), manufacturing and delivery planning, and more.
The process of searching, evaluating, purchasing, and deploying an ERP solution is not as simple as it once was. There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to ERP software. Solutions today come in a variety of different flavors, each features a particular set of capabilities, strengths, and drawbacks. Choosing the right vendor and solution is a complicated process—one that requires in-depth research and often comes down to more than just the solution and its technical capabilities.
The FrontRunners for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), April 2019 report from Software Advice is their attempt at simplifying this process for you. Their research highlights the top software products for North American small businesses, helping these companies to make more informed decisions about what software is right for them. Software Advice’s data-driven assessment for the report based on Gartner methodology plots the market’s top ERP products in a FrontRunners graphic with usability on the x-axis and user Recommended on the y-axis. “No product with a score of less than 3.0 in either usability or user recommendation is considered, and the scores determine their positions on the FrontRunners graphics,” the report states
Here at Solutions Review, it’s our job to help simplify that process too. To that end, we’ve created a variety of buyer resources and articles to speed the evaluation of enterprise technology solutions. In our Enterprise Resource Planning Buyer’s Guide, we offer readers a full ERP market overview. This includes company and product profiles and best use cases for the top-24 providers, ten questions for prospective ERP buyers, and our bottom line analysis.
The content for FrontRunners is derived from actual end-user reviews and ratings as well as vendor-supplied and publicly-available product and company information applied against a documented methodology; the results neither represent the views of, nor constitute an endorsement by, Gartner or any of its affiliates.
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