Thursday, November 01, 2012

ERP rollups <> innovation

Brian Sommer has a really thought-provoking piece over at Enterprise Irregulars today.  You might not agree with all of his conclusions, but he goes into the technological and cultural changes sweeping through ERP and IT generally, and makes a number of really good points.  Here's one that I found particularly relevant to Graveyard readers:

Some ERP vendors are financially motivated firms that are designed to delight their shareholders. Some are innovative firms that are motivated to delight customers.The difference is telling. 

Right on.  We're doing some pretty darn interesting stuff over at xTuple, giving our customers a path to true mobile/web/cloud.  Stay tuned.


  1. Ah yes, and Epicor's operations in Africa have largely collapsed. Wonder which motivation they had?