ERP Software Companies - SAP_ Oracle_ Infor and Microsoft

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					?With growth in the popularity of ERP software more and more companies have come
up with the plans of owning ERP for their organization, this led to more software
companies jumping in the market to fill in the demand with industry specific, solution
based and economical ERP solutions.

SAP was established in 1972 in Germany and is largest software service provider in
the world today, initially SAPs ERP solutions were robust and costly and were
stamped as solutions for fortune 500 companies only. Today latest version of SAP
ERP is SAP ECC 6.0 which was previously named as SAP R/3, other products for
mid size and small companies are SAP business one and SAP all in one. These all are
part of SAP business suite, SAP business by design is in software as service model for
providing hosted ERP solution to its clients.

Oracle Corporation famous for its database and hardware solutions today provides
suite of business applications which can perform tasks like CRM, SCM ERP and
financial management. Oracle comes with few solutions like Oracle E-business suite,
Peoplesoft, JD Edwards enterprise one, JD Edwards world and Siebel. Oracle has
made number of famous acquisitions which has improved the versatility in its solution
list. The company gained third biggest revenue after Microsoft and IBM and provides
services like consulting, training, SaaS and support.

Infor Global Solution is another big player of ERP market established in 2002 with
the name of Agilisys in USA, later after acquisition of Infor Global Solutions the
company changed its name to its present name. Infor apart from ERP solutions
provide number of specific solutions for SCM, CRM, Enterprise asset management,
Work force management, Product management, PLM, HCM and Financial
management. Industry specific solutions like for Public sector and Hospitality
industry also gives Infor a unique identity in the market. Infor ERP solutions have
been very popular in manufacturing industry because of its support for all types of
manufacturing methods lean, discrete and process.

Microsoft Corporation has four ERP products which have been enhanced and
developed after acquisitions which Microsoft made. Microsoft GP, NAV, SL and AX
are four ERP solutions along with CRM, all the ERP solutions have almost similar
modules and effort was made by Microsoft to merge them to form a single ERP
solution which failed.

Companies like Epicor have also worked out a place for themselves amongst the big
players of the ERP market by providing economical and solutions focused for
particular business areas. Epicor comes with number of enterprise solutions for mid
size and small companies like supply chain management which includes support to
other areas like customer relationship, supplier relationship and supply chain
execution. Other offerings from the company cover areas like human capital, retail,
service and IT services management. Epicor tried to unify all the solutions in Epicor 9
to provide one single solution but this product needs some more enhancements for
proper functioning.

Netsuite is world's leading hosted ERP service provider, though company mainly
focuses on mid size market and has chunk of its clientele from this sector but has
launched Netsuite Global one which supports divisions of large organizations and
companies with many subsidiaries and divisions by features like consolidation,
multi-currency, and languages.

There are numerous other small and big ERP solution providers like Sage, Syspro,
Ramco, Intacct, Lawson Software, Baan etc playing an important role in developing
the ERP market.

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