[Microsoft] Sales of Business Management Software like ERP to Increase in 2011


Research firm, Gartner, published the results of a study, indicating that sales of business management
software like enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems is set to witness remarkable increase.

The new analysis report published by Gartner highlights the fact that across the globe ERP Software
will soon shoot upwards to $253.7 billion. This is an increase of 7.5 percent when compared
to that of 2010.

Gartner analysts further stated that firms are striving to enhance business intelligence and content management
systems and are ready to invest in solutions that will help them meet the demands of an ever changing market.

Gartner has specified five long-term, interdependent trends that affect the ERP software markets. They are
globalization, implementation, modernization, socialization and verticalization.

Globalization includes market consolidation and technology convergence trends, including a connected society,
vendor mergers, and acquisitions. Implementation deals with how organizations procure and deliver software when
facing alternatives like cloud-computing, platform as a service (PaaS) and SaaS, along with pervasive and mobile