Enterprise software: Advantages, opportunities, challenges (TechRepublic Premium)


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Here are some key findings from our research on enterprise software:

  • 69% of respondents currently use enterprise software and another 9% are considering an implementation within a year
  • Small companies were far more likely to not use or have a plan for enterprise software (nearly 22 times more likely than large companies, and over three times more likely than small to medium organizations).
  • Databases, storage and human resources were the most popular business functions towards which companies are using or considering enterprise software, however mobility was also cited as a strong category for future deployments.
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Business Intelligence (BI), Financial Management and IT Service Management/System Integration were the top four components of enterprise software in use.
  • 24% of respondents were “very satisfied” with their current enterprise software products and another 55% described themselves as “somewhat satisfied.”
  • Nearly a third of respondents have replaced enterprise apps with cloud services within the past year, or intend to do so in the next year and just slightly less are opting for a hybrid approach.

For more results and analysis, download the full report.

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