The move to enterprise applications such as SAP has been a prevalent trend for many years. As more organizations implement the integrated enterprise processing and business support, the challenge of selecting
the correct platform has increased. The very nature of an ERP system makes the selection of the platform difficult, since the collective processing mixes significantly different types of activities, ranging from OLTP to complex data analysis. The choice has to support the flexible capacity demands that are produced by the combination of layers of diverse users and varied IT activities.