Midmarket ERP Customers Declining Upgrades

11. September 2009
The post-Y2K has been to go after the : These maturing companies than what their QuickBooks or Excel spreadsheets have provided in the past.

According to new research from Aberdeen Group, those vendors have succeeded in wooing the midmarket, though there's plenty more marketshare to go after. But now, those ERPERP systems are getting a little long in the tooth and, perhaps due to the global recession, those ERP customers are opting to ignore new ERP suite releases and upgrades. Alles zu ERP auf CIO.de

The average age of a midsize ERP implementation is nearly seven years, notes Cindy Jutras, VP and research fellow of enterprise applications at Aberdeen, in the August report ERP in the Midmarket 2009: Managing the Complexities of a Distributed Environment.

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The data is based on Aberdeen analysis of the use, experience and intentions of 313 midsize companies using ERP in a variety of enterprises. This explains why 93 percent of midmarket companies in the report say they have an ERP solution. It's more likely, Jutras notes, that roughly 70 percent of all midsize companies have deployed an ERP package, as previous survey data shows.

Jutras contends that the age of the implementation isn't necessarily a good or bad thing. But the data does show that many midsize companies' ERP systems are not keeping up with current software.

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