2013 ERP Predictions

If the Mayan calendar does not foretell the future, then this is what we have to look forward to (maybe, at least according to a Computerworld writer) in its predictions for 2013:

  • Cloud-based ERP will grow
  • Salesforce.com may take a leap from CRM to ERP solutions, considering the size of the IT wallet share that ERP dominates
  • Players will invest in mobility
  • Oracle may go back to its roots as a software company, retreating from its hardware investments
  • SAP will go into “big data” to bolster the capabilities of its HANA in-memory database
  • Hadoop adoption will grow
  • MySQL will get a run for its money
  • Non-software companies will look at delivering more software solutions
  • HP’s CEO Meg Whitman may likely have her eye on a software acquisition
  • If the economy tanks, so goes IT spending – but of course!

Check out the article.  As author Chris Kanaracas points out, Bill Gates is probably right in that we generally overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years while underestimating the change that will occur in the next 10 years. What do you think will happen?



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