NetSuite, the popular cloud computing business software vendor, announced that it plans to make its cloud computing enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite available in the Google Apps Marketplace. NetSuite’s ERP allows users to organize and manage their operational processes with one SaaS application.
An ERP-related study was recently released by the Panorama Consulting Group, and it concluded that more than half of companies implementing ERP systems ultimately receive no more than 30% of the business profit expected. One of the interesting results of the survey was that smaller ERP companies seem to offer the most satisfactory implementations. Another interesting—though not explicit—conclusion of the survey: our ERP expectations may be too high.
NetSuite is certainly a force to be reckoned with on the ERP front, but last week Microsoft announced a plan to take on the ERP giant—fisticuffs ensued.
Microsoft threw the first punch on Thursday, when they announced an aggressive three-month plan to poach NetSuite customers. Until the end of June this year, Microsoft is offering a credit of up to $850 for every NetSuite user that switches to one of Microsoft’s ERP platforms, which are Dynamics GP, Dynamics NAV, and Dynamics SL.
These days, it’s tough for SAP to do anything without making the news. Though to be fair, this tidbit from last week is very much headline-worthy: Waste Management is seeking $500 million from SAP for an allegedly failed ERP implementation.