Vendor Landscape: Enterprise ERP

It is no longer just about SAP or Oracle; large enterprises now have a variety of options.



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What matters more, the vendor score or the product score? As you weigh the importance, we will generate the vendor shortlist to match your needs.

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What is a shortlist?

A shortlist is a personalized list of vendors based on the criteria you define. Your shortlist offers more information about vendor's strengths, weaknesses, price-points, etc, and ranks them according to your needs.


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What is a Value Score?

The Value Score indexes each vendor’s product offering and business strength relative to their price point. It does not indicate vendor ranking.

Vendors that score high offer more bang for the buck (e.g. features, usability, stability, etc.) than the average vendor, while the inverse is true for those that score lower.

Price-conscious enterprises may wish to give the Value Score more consideration than those who are more focused on specific vendor/product attributes.


Your Challenge

  • ERP provides standardization and automation to resource and financial manangement. The enterprise-level systems provide modules to support resource planning in every department.
  • The cost and complexity of ERP makes achieving ROI impossible without clear goals and enterprise-wide support. Most organizations fail to standardize their processes and rely on costly customizations to match the ERP to the business needs.
  • The vast number and type of modules that are available often leads to unused modules.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • Focus on the primary business pain that you need to solve, and match the need and vendor. All vendors in this landscape can support the basic financial planning and reporting that enterprises need to handle.
  • These products will not fix any data quality or data access problems. That still requires forethought and governance; this cannot be automated.
  • Evaluate the analytics as a primary requirement, not as an afterthought.

Impact and Result

  • Understand what’s new in the ERP market.
  • Evaluate ERP vendors and products for your enterprise needs.
  • Determine which products are most appropriate for particular use cases and scenarios.

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Get to Action

  1. Evaluate the leading solutions for enterprise ERP

    Understand the market and available options.

  2. Identify the enterprise ERP solution that best meets business needs

    Develop a shortlist to speed the selection process.

  3. Issue an RFP to the shortlist of vendors

    Solicit responses from shortlisted vendors to find optimal enterprise fit.

  4. Review RFP winners

    Ensure that selected proponents can deliver when it counts.

Guided implementation icon Guided Implementation

This guided implementation is a three call advisory process.

  • Call #1: Shortlist Assistance and Requirements

    Get off to a productive start: Discuss the market space and how vendors are evaluated. Decide which platform suits you best and narrow down the options based on customized requirements.

  • Call #2: RFP and Budget Review

    Interpret and act on RFP results: Review vendors’ RFPs and ensure the solution will meet your needs. Discuss average pricing of solutions and what can fit into your budget.

  • Call #3: Negotiation and Contract Review

    Purchase optimization: Review contracts and discuss best practices in negotiation tactics to get the best price for your solution.


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Published: July 3, 2014
Last Revised: July 3, 2014

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