The Managing Partner of Panorama Consulting
, Eric Kimberling, published his top ten predictions for the ERP industry for 2013. One prediction that could easily come true is the continuing rationalization of ERP vendors. Large ERP vendors such as SAP
will probably continue to acquire smaller firms to increase market share and gain new technology. Another prediction is that "best of breed" solutions will take market share from the single ERP applications. Oracle and Infor offer customers a best of breed solution as they continue to acquire companies, but how much business they will take from companies like SAP is debatable.
One other prediction is that there will be an increase in ERP implementation failures and lawsuits in 2013. This prediction should not happen if ERP vendors and implementation partners win projects with accurate and truthful estimates. But more often companies will work by promising the world and delivering less than expected, over budget and later than promised. Lawsuits often describe instances where the ERP system is totally unsuitable for the company's business and ultimately failed to deliver any of the expected results. You can read more of the predictions for 2013 here
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