Saturday, December 12, 2009

ERP Past and Future

Do you think that ERP matters?
If the answer is yes, you could learn something from its past and present in order to forecast its future.
I recently came across a site trying to build a "wiki" timeline that covers the history of manufacturing & ERP software.
The timeline includes key events that have shaped the ERP software industry over the last 50 years. It's a quick way to understand the context of current enterprise software events.
The term ERP's definition in this context is a broad definition including applications such as CRM

The following chart and title are an example of one of the key events.

Gartner Coins "Enterprise Resource Planning"

If you would like to read or contribute, you can visit that site.
I shared with the site's creators some of my opinions about ERP & SOA and ERP & SaaS.
If you read previous posts such as  Future Applications: SaaS or Traditional? , you are aware of my opinion.

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