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Apr 2017 - IDC Perspective - Doc # US41838416

Enterprise Applications, i-ERP, and the Manufacturing Industry

Author: Kimberly Knickle Research Vice President

This IDC Perspective highlights enterprise application vendors that are expanding their enterprise resource planning (ERP) offerings to support manufacturers' business requirements. Manufacturers continue to make substantial investments in enterprise resource planning, with high expectations for industry-specific capabilities in their applications and the adoption of 3rd Platform technologies to improve business outcomes.

"Manufacturers should apply their ERP investments toward creating a system of intelligence that supports flexible, integrated operations and digital transformation. They will increasingly look to intelligent ERP (i-ERP) technologies to improve processes, gain efficiencies, and optimize data, people, and technology resources," said Kimberly Knickle, vice president, IDC Manufacturing insights.

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