ERP on a budget: Is it possible?

 Summary: For mid-sized businesses the notion of ERP and budgets is an oxymoron, but it doesn’t have to be that way if companies document all costs, consider SaaS and customize less. That was part of the message from Robert Anderson, an analyst at Gartner.

 By for Between the Lines | October 9, 2007 — 05:57 GMT (22:57 PDT)
For mid-sized businesses the notion of ERP and budgets is an oxymoron, but it doesn’t have to be that way if companies document all costs, consider SaaS and customize less.

That was part of the message from Robert Anderson, an analyst at Gartner. Anderson speaking at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando Tuesday.

The title of the talk, “ERP on a budget,” drew a sizeable 8 a.m. crowd. If you read the tea leaves that can only mean one thing: Enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementations are still painful. “You control your ERP budget or it will control you,” says Anderson.

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Fred Blauer is a senior consultant with more than 20 years of experience providing information systems consulting, ERP implementation, syste
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