For us, ERP never really went away. But in an article by InfoWorld titled "ERP Making a Comeback" they bring up the interesting circumstances that are leading to an ERP shopping boom.
Remember the flurry of hype and hurry to get DOS systems replaced prior to Y2K? That led to accelerated purchases in 1998 and 1999 of ERP systems. Accounting and ERP systems typically get replaced every 7 – 10 years. Given the number of systems purchased prior to Y2K, that meant that under normal circumstances, companies would be looking to replace those systems in 2007 and 2008. However, the state of the economy caused many companies to postpone any large purchases, not just ERP systems.
The InfoWorld article suggests that we are on the brink of an ERP buying boom pointing to information from Forrester Research:
According to surveys by Forrester Research, roughly one out of four SMBs and enterprises plans to either upgrade their existing ERP solutions or implement a new one over the next 12 months.
Many of these are small to midsize companies that have been getting by for years with QuickBooks or Peachtree but now need to take managing their business to the next level, says Forrester Research analyst China Martens.
Does that describe you and your business? Helping a business move from QuickBooks or Peachtree to Sage 100 ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 90 and Sage ERP MAS 200) and JobOps is something we’ve been doing for years. We can help you select what you need. We know how to prepare you and your team for the change. We provide the training to make your team confident and proficient on the software.
If you are among the many companies looking to replace old or outgrown systems, we can help – bringing our experience to make the change an exciting opportunity to take you business to the next level.