Software Advice recently released their FrontRunners for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), May 2018 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
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.
FrontRunners for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), May 2018 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 states that “all 27 products appearing in the FrontRunners report are top performers. To create the report, Software Advice evaluated more than 150 ERP products, positioning the top scoring products based on usability and user recommendations for small businesses.”
The report also provides an overall definition of ERP software, market trends that are having a profound influence on ERP solutions, a “What Type of Buyer Are You?” section, recent events you should know about, and common features of ERP software explained in full.
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.
Looking for more? Download our ERP buyers guide for free and compare the top-24 products available on the market with full page vendor profiles. The guide includes four key capabilities to look for in an ERP solution, plus five questions to ask yourself and five questions to ask the software provider before purchasing. It’s the perfect resource for anyone looking to find right ERP for their business/organization.
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