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New research: What happened in the ERP market in 2017

As 2017 was drawing to a close, I was curious to see if I could find an overview of what happened in the ERP space during the year. I found hundreds of blog posts, articles, reports, etc. and even just scrolling through all of these would take a long time, so I decided to rely on vendors’ websites. I expected to find concise news much quicker, but this was an unrealistic expectation (I’ll explain why below).

While I was doing all this, I was also thinking about how difficult it would be for an ERP buyer to find this information—especially someone who may not know the market and its players very well and who does not have dozens of hours to spend on this type of research.

That’s when I decided to put all the news I could find together in one file and categorize the information by topic.

Learn more

2017 ERP activity report.pdf

Research Offering

A Q Brief is a document describing major events in the business software industry, such as conferences, product launches, or mergers and acquisitions. The Twitter version will include relevant tweets from events, along with analyst summary.

A Q Demo will simulate real life business challenges and show how software can address them. Based on a scenario, the demo will guide viewers through all the steps a business process and will include analyst insight on some of the most important topics.

The Q Webinar will direct discussions on pertinent business issues; in so doing, we will attempt to engage vendors on topics that will stretch the limits of their ‘comfort zones’.

Q Reports will be a source of information gathered and aggregated from interviews with vendors, end users and public or open data. They will provide an analysis that will strive to be as informative and transparent as possible.

A Q Case Study will analyze the business software’s performance within a company’s operational environment. It can also highlight creative ways that vendors and customers found to enhance the benefits of a software solution.

Other research

Q Open Post - share your thoughts on a variety of businesses topics

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Q News - learn what happened in the business software industry

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Q Survey - a structured way to provide feedback

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Q Cool Free Software - free software solutions

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