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This is a more general article, but it has some interesting history on a few ERP packages. Trivia time… Do you know what QAD stands for?

ERP Software Vendors
Jennifer Bailey

Enterprise resource planning systems are management information systems that integrate and automate business practices associated with the operations, production and distribution aspects of a company engaged in manufacturing products or services.

Some of the well-known vendors of ERP systems are SAP AG, Oracle Applications, Microsoft Dynamics, SSA Global Technologies, QAD and Exact Software.

Founded in 1972, SAP AG is the largest European software enterprise, headquartered in Walldorf, Germany. SAP is an acronym for Systems, Applications And Products in Data Processing. It is the largest ERP solution software provider in terms of revenue. SAP products focus on ERP systems. Its main product is SAP R/3. R stands for real-time data processing, and the number 3 relates to the three-tier application architecture of its database, application server and client. There are over 91,500 SAP installations at more than 28,000 companies. Over 12 million people in more than 120 countries use SAP products.

Oracle Corporation was founded in 1977. It is one of the major companies involved in the development of database management systems, tools for database development, and enterprise resource planning software. The Oracle e-Business Suite includes software that perform financial, manufacturing and Human Resource Management Systems related functions. User access to these facilities is provided through a browser interface over the Internet or corporate intranet.

QAD produces Enterprise Resource Planning software for six main industries — Automotive, Consumer Products, Electronics, Food and Beverage, Industrial Products and Life Sciences. QAD product, MFG/PRO is an ERP software containing multiple optional modules and add on products like AIM Warehousing and Trade Management.

Exact Software was founded in 1984. It is involved in developing software for logistics, Human Resource Management, Customer Relationship Management, e-business and Enterprise Resource Planning.

Every company needs a core transactional system that records the information from its most important business processes. Prior to choosing a vendor for an enterprise, it is important to plan the budget since it is extremely difficult to upgrade already installed ERP software.

ERP Software provides detailed information on ERP Software, ERP Software Solutions, ERP Software Companies, Manufacturing ERP Software and more. ERP Software is affiliated with HR Software Solutions.

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2 Responses to “ERP Software Vendors”

  1. Jennifer, thanks for an interesting article.
    By the way, in Russian SAP community SAP consultants are often called “sappers”.
    I think it’s beacuse of complexity and risks of ERP implementation. You make a wrong move – and BANG.
    Still, i’ve got a useful thing to add:
    ERP Vendors and Products overview.
    Hope it’ll be useful.

    Posted by Andrew Kulikov | December 8, 2006, 6:59 am
  2. Jennifer, thanks for an interesting article.
    By the way, in Russian SAP community SAP consultants are often called “sappers”.
    I think it’s beacuse of complexity and risks of ERP implementation. You make a wrong move – and BANG.
    Still, i’ve got a useful thing to add:
    ERP Vendors and Products overview.
    Hope it’ll be useful.

    Posted by Andrew Kulikov | December 7, 2006, 11:59 pm

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