Many commentators think that the dot com bust of the late 1990s broke the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) bubble. The boom is back. Info-Tech data from late 2006 indicates that over 30% of companies currently have ERP software and another 25% have deployment plans. This surge of interest must be met with analysis of its root causes and market implications. IT managers need to recognize what is driving ERP implementation and whether or not it is an appropriate solution for their enterprise.
Info-Tech collected detailed ERP project information from over 160 different enterprises. The data points to particular trends regarding business drivers, project structure, budgets, and implementation concerns.