Top ERP Vendors

By Neil Zawacki
Updated: August 11, 2011

Enterprise Resource Planning is a popular method for managing the constant flow of information at a business through the use of automated software. This article will take a look at some of the top vendors and what they have to offer.

Sage Software – Sage Software is one of the top ERP vendors in the business world. They have more than 3.2 million customers in the United States and Canada, and millions more located around the world. They specialize in small businesses that have 25 or fewer employees and mid-sized companies that have approximately 500 employees.

They offer Sage Pro ERP, an accounting software solution that has numerous modules and add-ons for financial operations, business intelligence and reporting, manufacturing, fixed asset management, and automated inventory handling. It can also assist with human resource management and automating the customer support department. If you would like to see how the software works, they have free online webcast demos available.

Microsoft Business Solutions – Microsoft is another major ERP vendor with several different powerful solutions. Their main platform is Microsoft Dynamics ERP, a financial management solution that can assist with planning and budgeting, supply chain management and business intelligence. It also has modules for executive management, cloud computing, and warehouse management.

The software is suitable for several industries, including manufacturing, financial services, distribution, and the public sector. They also have a free 30-day trial if you would like to try out the software ahead of time.

Infor Global Solutions – Infor is a leading ERP vendor with more than 70,000 customers worldwide and 1,400 technology and sales and service partners. They currently provide service to 9 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies, 80 of the top 100 automobile suppliers, and more than 7000 machinery manufacturers.

They offer several ERP solutions, including Infor10 ERP Enterprise, a powerful system for managing the daily tasks of the manufacturing and distribution industries. They also offer Info10 ERP Process business, a solution specifically designed for the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industry, and Infor10 ERP Express, a comprehensive solution for order-driven manufacturers.

SAP AG – SAP is a major vendor of ERP solutions for small and mid-size businesses. They have more than 109,000 customers around the world and had an annual revenue of €12.4 billion for 2010. The company is headquartered in Germany but employs thousands of workers in over 75 countries.

They offer SAP ERP, a comprehensive solution that includes modules for Financials, Human Capital Management, Operations, and Corporate Services. These modules can assist with accounting services, collaborating with chain partners, predictive maintenance, and improving efficiency. SAP also has several recorded demos that shows off the different features of the application.

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