Manufacturing vs Services
Lets discuss the best of classe (BOC) in the ERP software:
- SAP is BOC in finance, undiscutible.
- Baan is BOC in manufacturing, also undiscutible.
- JD Edwards is BOC in Human Resources.
If we take a good look at the companies out there, we see that manufacturing went really down the last years, while services companies pop out like mushrooms everywhere. Also lately I see too many companies that focus only on HR (job hunting anyone?).
I think that this company trend is what lead to Baan having such a small quota of the ERP market, giving the lead to SAP. We also have to think about support, where SAP is really strong when compared to Baan.