Date Added: Dec 2008
This paper gives the comparative analysis on the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) vendors, SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft. The authors research on functionalities, cost, features, and target market for each vendor. ERP system is an integrated information system to support the business within different organizational parts of an enterprise. The leading global providers are SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft. ERP packages are designed to be customizable to concrete needs of an organization and to its legacy systems. The customization of ERP modules for a concrete user is performed with special tools and using specific or standard programming languages. Due to already mentioned general ERP characteristics, customization and implementation usually require specialized knowledge and significant resources.