Report says ERP vendors off the mark

Summary:ERP vendors have been missing the point, and quite badly, according to META Group analyst Michael Doane. His scathing report (client reg.

ERP vendors have been missing the point, and quite badly, according to META Group analyst Michael Doane. His scathing report (client reg. req.) explains that for the past decade vendors in all tiers have been flooding the market with products based on functionality tweaks while overlooking more salient issues, such as business process improvement and business benefits. They have also neglected to address the market shift by which decision makers for ERP adoption have moved from IT executives to business executives. Doane's fix:

Topics: Enterprise Software

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Christopher Jablonski is a freelance technology writer. Previously, he held research analyst positions in the IT industry and was the manager of marketing editorial at CBS Interactive. He's been contributing to ZDNet since 2003. Christopher received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Illinois at U... Full Bio

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