2017 Top 10 ERP Systems Ranking Report: Epicor #1 Overall
Panorama Consulting Group just released its 2017 Top 10 ERP Systems Ranking Report which, based on their research from September 2012 to February 2016, identifies the top mid-range ERP systems. ERP systems were evaluated based on market share, implementation cost, implementation duration, benefits realization and software functionality. The total number of respondents that provided feedback for the survey questions was 1660.
Epicor ranked #1 overall for its strengths as a top performer in the mid-range market and for offering a multitude of deployment options to best suit the needs of clients. Epicor ERP offers organizations a full range of deployment options, from the more traditional on-premises, to cloud and hybrid deployments, all on a single database. What this means from a business perspective, is that there are a variety of deployment options to meet a variety of business requirements with the flexibility to grow and change over time.
Just as big a benefit as deployment flexibility is that Epicor ERP uses the same database, regardless of the deployment option chosen. The benefit here becomes very clear when an organization decides to upgrade because the software upgrade process is much faster, more cost effective, and without the need for a time-consuming database conversion. Software customizations move forward with you as well. A decade ago, this would not have been possible, but today, because of the technology Epicor has chosen for Epicor ERP, it’s a possible.
Besides ranking first overall in the Panorama Consulting report, Epicor ranked #2 for having the second fastest Payback Period. In the study, Average Payback Period was defined as the amount of time it takes for the average business to realize 100 percent of the anticipated business benefits; the average Payback Period for Epicor was 8.6 months. In comparison, SAP at #1 for Payback Period came in at 8.5 months and the longest Payback Period that Panorama had provided results for was IFS with a Payback Period of 48 months.
Epicor placing first overall is quite a feat, especially in todays world of an abundance of technology solutions. Panorama quantified in its report that the number of solutions available today as over 250; that’s a lot of systems to choose from when trying to find the right technology for your organization.
MIS is proud to offer Epicor ERP to prospects and clients and to have believed in a company and its products so much that today we can say that we have spent 30 years selling Epicor products. If you have questions regarding this post, or about Epicor ERP, Epicor SaaS, or Epicor Enterprise, please contact the team at MIS.
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Karen Beaulieu has worked in the ERP software industry for over 15 years. Having worked in a variety of roles from product development, channel and direct sales to marketing, Karen has a unique understanding and perspective of the ERP software industry. Currently Karen works in a marketing capacity for MIS Consulting & Sales and MIS Solutions Canada, ULC.