Nucleus Research Releases 2022 SMB ERP Technology Value Matrix

June 14, 2022

Acumatica, Epicor, Infor, Oracle NetSuite, and Rootstock lead the market in delivering exceptional value through ERP technology.

June 14, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nucleus Research found the Small-to-Medium Businesses (SMB) ERP market experienced significant growth during the past 12 months as organizations look to maximize the ROI from their ERP solutions.

“Top ERP vendors have slashed typical deployment times from 18 months to 6 months for SMB customers,” said Research Manager Isaac Gould. “Nucleus found that ERP vendors have largely adopted a platform approach. Vendors offer a host of applications outside core ERP that can be managed from a central location, improving the overall value proposition of their platforms.”

The report shows that in the past 12 months, the rate of iPaaS and RPA adoption by ERP vendors has exploded, making ERP platforms more accessible and easier to manage from an IT perspective. Leaders in the space have invested in ERP-adjacent solutions which offer tools that are quick yet low cost to deploy and provide greater automation than a third-party application. Nucleus expects organizations to prioritize ease of adoption and implementation, time-to-value, extensibility, and a manageable Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) when considering a new ERP system.

Leaders in this year’s Value Matrix deliver advanced functionality. They include Acumatica, Epicor, Infor, Oracle NetSuite, and Rootstock.

The Experts in this year’s Value Matrix are organizations that deliver value through deep functionality and industry-specific capabilities. They include Deltek, Sage X3, and SYSPRO.

Facilitators in this year’s Value Matrix deliver value through greater ease of use and quick implementation. They include FinancialForce, Microsoft Business Central, Sage Intacct, SAP Business ByDesign, and Unit4 due to their ease of use.

Core Providers tend to deliver core capabilities at a low price point. This year’s Value Matrix Core Providers include Apteam, Plex Systems, and SAP Business One.

To download the full 2022 SMB ERP Technology Value Matrix, click here.

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Morgan Whitehead
Nucleus Research