ERP (or Enterprise Resource Planning) is a software used for managing business process. The software enables a company access a system of highly integrated application, which manages not only the business but also automates certain back office activities. This software facilitates the integration with resources, business function, supplier and customer of the organization. The assemblage of utilities and features in an enterprises resource planning system can generally be categorized into two: front office functions and back office functions. An ERP software supports almost all business system that maintains crucial data for a different business functions such as customer relationship managements, manufacturing, human resources, financials, supply chain management and projects in a single database. One of the most notable advantages of the system’s back office functionality, is its capability to accumulate, store, manage and organize aggrandized data for business. Thus the ERP market is anticipated to garner approximately 41.69 billion in sales by 2020. Besides this, the market would register a CAGR of 7.2 percent during the forecast period 2014 -2020.
Furthermore, integrated system architecture is a major component of the system as this integration trait enables an enterprise to access the same system across different demographics. This software is also responsible for increasing productivity by reducing expenses and enabling the enterprises get potential ROI. he software can integrate high volume of data as well as processes across a many departments and geographies. It further empowers an enterprise to move their products much quicker, reconcile shipments faster and so on. Nonetheless, the enterprise resource planning software provides organizations access to a multitude of crucial company data. Earlier such data were either unavailable or impossible to derive with other software.
Based on the type of deployment, the enterprise resource planning segment is further categorized into on ‐premise deployment and cloud deployment. The on ‐premise software deployment is anticipated to occupy a major ERP market share of about 57 percent by 2020. However, to back new business models, companies are now integrating, legacy enterprise resource planning and cloud based applications. This has paved way for hybrid systems that can serve to new user demands. Besides this, feature that enable customer access such enterprise applications from smartphones or other mobile devices is expected to increase in terms of adoption rate. So, with growing market size, cloud based system are expected to register a CAGR of about 10 percent during the forecast period of 2014 -2020.
Some of the most impressive functions or modules offered by the system includes supply chain, finance, human resource and others. The software facilitates the centralized operation and decentralized control or management that enables the human resource department to concentrate more on its strategic functions of planning programs for personnel development. Supply chain benefits of the enterprise resource planning system includes vendor performance, automated purchasing and leverage in cost negotiation across the industry. Moreover, a perfectly integrated system in finance and accounting ensures proper tax management, bank reconciliation, capital management, purchase management, account receivables etc. Likewise, among the different functional area finance is expected to drive the ERP systems market significantly by the year 2020. This area would contribute close to 30 percent of the total revenue.
The business verticals served by the enterprise resource planning systems majorly consists of manufacturing and services, BFSI, healthcare, retail, government utilities, aerospace and defence, telecom and others. To monitor and control their operations aerospace and defense sectors have started implementing and are heavily investing on the system. Thus both aerospace and defense collectively is expected to register a CAGR of 8.9 percent during the forecast period 2014 to 2020, as compared to other business verticals. The significant reason for such expansion is definitely the need to maintain data transparency.
By End User
The end ‐user segment of ERP software market is classified as large, medium as well as small enterprises. Owning to the rapid adoption of these systems, the mid ‐ size firms are likely to register a CAGR of 7.9 percent during the period 2014 ‐ 2020. Mid ‐ size enterprises today are determined to lower operational cost and sustain the bottle neck competition in information technology era. To help SME’s manage specific growth goals the system provides quantifiable business advantages such as low operating costs, inventory reduction and improvisations in scheduled compliance. The application is an attractive solution for bigger organizations to project major financial measures, establish production, allocate costs and other business processes.
Adoption rate of enterprise resource planning software observed great in North America and Europe. In these regions the application is no longer about financials. Customer now want smarter data integration. The enterprise resource planning today is majorly used where a company is demographically distributed with multiplex resourcing, enterprises intending to get faster control over their resourcing and firms having volatile resources. Cloud application is accelerating faster in these regions. Crucial factors including tighter project deadlines fueled by reduced budget are the major drivers of cloud application in the region. Moreover, mobility is unifying several manufacturing functions quicker than anyone had ever imagined. Manufacturing companies in North America and Europe are showing greater interest in Android and smartphone analytics for monitoring operations, approving contracts and getting notification via alerts, wherever they are worldwide. Today Asia ‐Pacific offer the most lucrative market, when it comes to growth and is expected to garner nearly $9.77 billion in sales by 2020. Setting their sight on Asia- Pacific are leading vendors that have joined hands to provide startups and SME (or Small and Medium Enterprises) cloud ‐based application suit. These packaged solution serve wide range of clients that are promoting their business globally. Although low in LAMEA the demand for on ‐premise enterprise resource planning is growing in the region swiftly.
The enterprise resource planning marketplace that has once suffered a significant slow- down during the recession has revived. Besides being stable, enterprises that had postponed investment in such system are beginning to invest again to get maximum returns. Some prominent vendors including SAP, Microsoft and Oracle are seen launching products that are easily accessible via smartphones or other mobile devices. These major market players are putting great efforts to develop software that can be delivered from third-party vendor's platform. The market is increasingly witnessing a shift towards Software as a Service (SaaS) model.
ERP Software Market Segmentation and Scope
By End User
ERP Software Vendors (Key Players)
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