ERP for the masses
For years, enterprise resource planning (ERP) tools went hand-in-hand with large organizations; however, the environment is evolving significantly. This article discusses ERP software that is available to small and medium-sized businesses. It identifies SaaS (software as a service) as one tool that shows great promise, but it only accounts for two percent of the market now. As ERP continues to mature, there is an intensified focus at the vendor level on supporting the rapidly growing mobile environment. The article provides a few key actions to take before choosing an ERP solution. Accompanying the article is a sidebar discussing SAP, Oracle, Sage, and sector specialists.