The ERP Options: Tier One

We’ve covered just about every area of the market to show you what the major players and ERP options there are. First, we covered Entry-Level solutions like QuickBooks and Xero. Then, we moved on to small business solutions like Sage 100 and NetSuite. In the small to medium enterprise space, we took a look at options such as Epicor and Sage X3. Finally, in this blog post, we’re going to show you the two top dogs of ERP options.

These ERP options are best suited for large companies with over 100 end users and more complex business processes.

SAP
SAP is the largest ERP vendor in the world. Their customers are high-profile companies, including 87 percent of the Forbes Global 2000 and 98 percent of the 100 most valued brands. SAP takes up such a large area of the market that 78 percent of the world’s food comes from companies using SAP ERP and 82 percent of the world’s medical devices are manufactured under SAP products. SAP is available as an on-premise system, hosted in the cloud or as a hybrid solution. SAP has a large community with over 12,200 SAP partners worldwide offering solutions to companies. SAP ERP can benefit a wide array of businesses with solutions for 25 different industries and 12 lines of business.

Oracle
Oracle is the second largest ERP vendor in the world, with over 420,000 customers worldwide. Their ERP solution can also be deployed either on-premise, in the cloud or in a hybrid model. A wide array of businesses benefit from using Oracle, although they list their key industries as communications, education, engineering, construction, financial services, health sciences, hospitality, public sector, retail and utilities. Oracle is also well known for the world’s number one database, which can help with analytical performance.

SAP and Oracle are two of the largest ERP vendors with some of the highest functioning ERP options on the market. However, these are typically targeted to large companies because the costs to purchase and implement these complex systems can get costly. Now, we have covered all the major areas and players of the ERP market. It’s time to get down to business and decide where your company fits and which vendor is right for you.

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