This is Part 7 of a 9 Part Series on the History of ERP. 2000s: M&A Market Consolidation The 2000s started off the same as the 1990s ended – with considerable consolidation. Throughout the early to mid 2000s we witnessed the continued acquisition of best of breed vendors – especially in the areas of CRM.
This is Part 6 of a 9 Part Series on the History of ERP. 1990s: ERP, Windows, and The World Wide Web By the 1990s the market was again shifting. Noticing this, T. Lee Wylie introduced the term ERP in Gartner’s “ERP: A Vision of the Next-Generation MRP II” published April 12, 1990. The major
This is Part 5 of a 9 Part Series on the History of ERP. 1980s: MRP II and the Personal Computer By the 1980s MRP was becoming increasingly popular due to lower computer costs and improvement in programming tools and databases. In fact, many early software developers were integrating MRP with other business functions including