ERP software can be divided in three groups: Tier I, entry level and mid market software. There are many products such as Oracle, mySAP on R/3, Baan, JD Edwards which are Tier I products and the mid market companies can have business in the range of $ 2 million to $ 250 million. Some of the packages which are leading the ERP industry are -
SAP dominates more than 20% of ERP market (according to data provided by Panorama Consulting) and the two leading products are R/3 and Business One. The software suits the requirements of large and midsized organization. The strong supply chain management, the supply to demand feature and the networking capabilities enables the system to provide solution to a number of organizations.
SAP Business One
Business One is designed for small and midsized organization and it has fourteen modules defined to meet the requirements of companies following various complex functionalities. The modules include security features - administrative module and e-commerce.
Microsoft Dynamics AX
Microsoft ERPs hold approximately 15% of US market share and the Dynamics AX can be implemented in organizations of varying size. It suits the complex needs of companies and it enables intelligent decision making. It uses many new communication tools and application and it can be integrated to many different applications.
Oracle e-Business Suite
Oracle is one of the most dominating ERPs which hold 9.8% of U.S. market share and the features attracting buyers to Oracle are its robustness and adaptability to complex functionalities. The software has been developing with every new version to suit the new requirements of companies.
Epicor provides solution for mid market companies in distribution, retail, service, hospitality management, government sector and it is very easy to install and use. The new SOA and web enabled features attract a number of users. It serves more than 20000 customers globally.
PeopleSoft excelled in proving Human Resource Management and Customer Relationship Management, and after acquisition of Oracle it has been developed to provide comprehensive solution for e-business.
NetSuite can be used by many different types of enterprise and it requires less expense on hardware and implementation because it provides on- demand software. It suits the requirement of mid- market clients and it provides web based application to cover business processes.
Sage ACCPAC ERP
Sage provides one of the oldest accounting packages and it has been adopted mostly by North American organizations. It suits the requirements of small and midsized organizations. Sage CRM can be integrated to Sage ACCPAC to get solution for complex accounting and manufacturing requirements and it can also be used to improve the marketing capabilities of the organization.
Infor is IBM based solution which provides a very highly featured inventory management and it provide speedy transactions which enables it to provide better service.
Oracle JD Edwards provides integrated solution for large and mid-sized organizations. It provides a number of selections for databases, OS and hardware system.