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Martin Murray

ERP Predictions For 2013

By December 20, 2012

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ERP in 2013 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 and Oracle 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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December 27, 2012 at 11:37 pm
(1) Vlad Bogdanopoulos says:

I have an issue with this prediction about “best of breeds”. I do not see that SAP and other single applications would be removed by companies and replaced piece by piece by software that they probably took out to install SAP. I see that companies would add to their SAP system but bolting on a warehouse program or a consolidation application.

December 28, 2012 at 12:41 am
(2) Goran Labas says:

Not every good predictions. I think 2013 will be the same as 2012, status quo.

December 28, 2012 at 12:43 am
(3) Bernie Herrera says:

Pretty silly predictions. I am not sure why you quoted some guy that we have never heard of. The best of breed prediction is a joke, and so it the prediction about the number of lawsuits. Bit of waste.

December 28, 2012 at 1:24 am
(4) Torrie Riquelme says:

What a stupid prediction. There is no way that company would give up its SAP system and go backwards to implement some “best of breed”. Which is totally wrong as these best of breed are only best because the company says so. That guy from Panorama has no idea. Don’t bother even quoting him again.

January 2, 2013 at 10:43 am
(5) Lou Perez says:

I think 2013 will be the same as 2012. I see that companies would add to their SAP scheme but bolting on a storehouse agenda or a consolidation application.
Thanks for the post!

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