The situation of the Romanian ERP market was discussed in ERP Market in Romania Still in Crisis blog post, now you can get a quick overview of the actors on the ERP market. There are players who knew better than others to take advantage of the few opportunities offered by the Romanian market, but the heterogeneity of demand and approach [...]
When more mature markets like the one in Romania (Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, or even Germany and Austria) show clear signs of a sustained demand for complex business solutions such as ERP, the local market remains around the same values and doesn’t seem to really “take off” before 2014.
Although SAP has started to broaden its product portfolio, for SAP users ERP remains the core solution. ‘Every developed or acquired solution is nothing without an existing ERP’ was the key message the SAP users sent to the vendor during the annual conference of the group of German-speaking SAP users ‘Deutschsprachige SAP® Anwendergruppe’ (DSAG). Obviously the SAP users want the [...]
For SAP, HANA is nothing less than the third major development wave in its history. No matter if this is true or not, PAC believes that SAP customers have to deal with HANA since SAP regards it as a key component of its strategy. At an in-memory conference in Düsseldorf, Germany, vendors and users – both part of the SAP community – [...]
In the context of a negative trend of the Romanian ERP market since 2008, yesterday’s announcement of Sage’s ERP X3 official launch on the local market could be seen as surprising, or even shocking. PAC has been asked by Deveho – Sage’s partner in Romania – to support it in sending the message to the Romanian mid-market emphasizing the key role ERP [...]
Through by and large the Russian IT market is perceived to be an emerging market, but in certain industries, notably banking and telecom, the demand seems to have become sophisticated enough and the market seems to be attaining a certain level of maturity in 2011. Moreover, the IT implementations in the main retail players have reached some saturation, at least [...]
SAP announced today that it will offer its ERP solution for SMBs, Business One, as an “on-demand” solution. The announcement follows close on the completion of its acquisition of SaaS provider SuccessFactors, and represents a further important strand in SAP’s evolving Cloud strategy. Business One OnDemand will sit alongside SAP’s Business ByDesign, which is available as a service only and [...]
While software and IT services (SITS) spending recovered in most geographies in 2011, there will be big disparities in performance by region and & 2012 will definitely be a challenging year for the IT industry, says leading research and consulting company PAC.
SAP just faced a stiff challenge, with its last week SAPPHIRE in Madrid: how to galvanize a huge user conference when you have basically nothing new to announce. It went pretty well, though. By communicating heavily around the four strategic areas it is focusing on and (importantly) actually delivering, SAP provided a nice picture. The four areas are: the core [...]
The SMB IT market is a large and at times inscrutable segment that many enterprise applications vendors and services providers have been eyeing for years. Over time vendors like SAP, Oracle and Microsoft have launched product and marketing initiatives to address this segment. Efforts have been mixed. SAP has had success with SAP Business One while Oracle makes little pretense [...]