Nucleus Research ERP Value Matrix Finds Customers Driving Move to More Iterative, Less Disruptive Upgrade Cadence
Leading vendors delivering more intuitive user interfaces, integrated analytics and mobile access
BOSTON – June 25, 2013 – Nucleus Research released the 2013 first half Technology Value Matrix for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, finding leading vendors are developing iterative solutions that bring more value to current and future investments. This is driven by customer demand, as organizations upgrading mature ERP systems seek to break the re-implementation cycle and shift toward a more incremental, value-building upgrade cadence.
“Competition among ERP vendors is benefiting the end-user customers, who are driving the trend toward upgrade cycles that build on existing investments with new functionality. This goes beyond cloud delivery to include ERP solutions that are easier to use, highly mobile and integrate with other enterprise applications, such as analytics. Vendors that take this value-adding approach will start to pull ahead,” said Ian Campbell, CEO of Nucleus Research.
Matrix leaders include Deltek, Epicor, Infor LN, Microsoft Dynamics AX, Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Fusion, Oracle JD Edwards, Plex Online, Sage ERP X3, and Syspro. In addition to delivering initial business benefits, there is a growing focus on solutions that provide ongoing incremental value with greater usability and functionality.
“ERP users and vendors are at a crossroads in planning future strategies, looking to either consolidate, streamline overall application footprints, or find the most cost-effective hub-and-spoke approach to delivering ERP automation. This provides a door for vendors to take the lead in new areas while developing their applications to make customer upgrades easier and more efficient,” said Rebecca Wettemann, VP of Research at Nucleus Research.
The Value Matrix is based on functionality and usability, the two core measures that Nucleus has found indicate an application’s ability to deliver initial ROI and, ultimately, maximum value over time. Learn more at nucleusresearch.com/research.
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