| |July 20195VOL 2 · ISSUE 6-2 · JULY - 2019A business can do business when it's able to spend more time looking into strategies to grow and not entering the accounts and values in excel sheet. For this reason, the IT industry came forth and presented a magic wand for such businesses. Now, the manufacturers were the ones reaping the maximum benefits of this wand. ERP came into sharp visibility in the mid-1990s and was still energetically developing in the mid-2000s a decade later. ERP enjoyed a great deal of popularity among large manufacturers in the mid- to late-1990s. The early ERP systems were much sophisticated with mainframe computers and software programs that integrated the various smaller systems used in different departments of a company. Obviously, these `early' ERP systems made businesses to throw a whopping USD 2 million and took as long as four years to implement, the main market for the systems was Fortune 1,000 companies.Imagine. Now, wherever read about ERP, the emphasis is laid on implementation. Some vendors promise to zero down the implementation time to 1 month maximum. Throughout the 1990s, most large industrial companies installed enterprise resource planning systems--that is, massive computer applications allowing a business to manage all of its operations (finance, requirements planning, human resources, and order fulfilment) on the basis of a single, integrated set of corporate data.Soon the industry realized that this is a huge price to pay given the implementation time. Meanwhile, small PC-based networks became much faster, more flexible, and cheaper than mainframes. After the slow recovery from the economic downturn that came in 2000s, ERP has become much more closely associated with web-based systems--which have also lifted it into prominence again. Now ERPs are like those must haves for businesses who want to streamline their processes in one go. In this edition, we have cross checked with the market and brought forth a selected few ERP providers. We certainly hope each have a competitive price and implementation game. Do let us know what you think. Emmanuel Christi DasEditoremmanuel@cioinsiderindia.comFrom Implementation in Years to Days- How ERP has GrownOffice Editorial queries editor@cioinsiderindia.comAdvertising queriessales@cioinsiderindia.comBangaloreTel 080 46441103 To subscribeVisit www.cioinsiderindia.com/magazine-in or send email to: subscription@cioinsiderindia.comCover price is Rs 150 per issueAshok KumarSales & MarketingRavi KalgiGroup Art DirectorMagendran PerumalCirculation ManagerEditorial TeamChitra MishraShiwani Prakash Vinisha PaivaAnitha TLakshmi GCIOInsiderNo. 124, 2nd Floor, Surya Chambers, Old Airport Road, Murugheshpalya, Bangalore-560017Mohana KrishnanS Sivasankar Visualizer PublisherEditorAlok ChaturvediEmmanuel Christi DasPrinted and published by Alok Chaturvedi on Behalf of SiliconMedia Technologies Pvt Ltd and Printed at Precision Fototype Services at Sri Sabari Shopping Com-plex, 24 Residency Road Bangalore-560025 and Published at No. 124, 2nd Floor, Surya Chambers, Old Airport Road, Murugeshpalya, Bangalore-560017.Copyright © 2019 SiliconMedia Technologies Pvt Ltd, All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part of any text, photography or illustrations without written permission from the publisher is prohibited. The publisher assumes no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts, photographs or illustrations. Views and opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the magazine and accordingly, no liability is assumed by the publisher.Editorial
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