11 hot ERP topics for 2011

By Thomas Wailgum, CIO |  Software, 2011, predictions

The year that's fast coming to close has been an exciting, dramatic and wild ride for the typically staid world of ERP software: 2010 saw unprecedented lawsuits, impressive growth in new software-delivery models, TMZ-worthy executive shake-ups and many critical acquisitions that, combined, should have lasting effects on the enterprise software market.

Even though past performance does not guarantee future results, I believe that in 2011 we will bear witness to just as much dramatic change-spectacular customer successes and failures, some ERP vendors crushing the competition and others crashing and burning, and pent-up customer frustration with the status quo in traditional ERP deployments.

Overall, precisely when things should be getting easier for ERP licensing deals, software implementations and next-gen upgrades, the opposite is occurring: Talking to CIOs, industry analysts and ERP watchers, one finds there is much too much complexity and confusion as we enter the new year.

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