SAP ERP officially marks its 44th year in the market this 2016 and with it comes the news that Gartner Magic Quadrant ranks it as the market leader for midmarket manufacturing and distribution. The company began its operation on April 1, 1972. Founded by five former IBM employees that took a risk and decided to branch out on their own to develop the first real-time business applications.
Run simple, SAP’s current tag line is relatively a product of the company’s vision to transform the world of IT and the drive to help companies run efficiently with standard solutions. In the next 44 years, these five engineers accomplished something no others were able to do at the time.
What makes SAP ERP a market leader?
According to Michael Guay, lead author of the report and research director at Gartner, SAP outperforms other competitors in terms of market understanding and strategy, and ability to execute such as product functionality, pricing and support.
Among the many products, SAP Business All-in-One is singled out in the ERP comparison for offering visionary software and strong execution. The reason for this is because it has deep functionality with a very robust network of support providers and systems integrators. Some of the service providers and systems integrators have developed templates and best practices for SAP All-in-One to make the implementation and configuration of the underlying SAP ECC system much easier for midmarket enterprises. This means organizations don’t have to go through all the configuration decisions a larger enterprise might go through with the ECC suite itself. This “templated” implementation approach is now being adopted by many ERP vendors today.
Truly, by implementing SAP in your business you can see better results and create more focus on other aspects of your business. Business process integration is the greatest contribution that this system can give to your company.
SAP ERP today
“When we began in 1972, our vision was to build real-time business applications and we did so in close cooperation with our first customers,” said Hasso Plattner, co-founder of SAP and chairman of the SAP Supervisory Board. “Today, SAP continues to be the trusted innovator it was then. We are driving intellectual renewal with breakthrough innovations like the SAP HANA platform for the next generation of real-time management of businesses anytime, anywhere, from any device. And we have also returned to our roots, working closely with customers to make the impossible possible.”
In the Philippines, Mustard Seed Systems Corporation remains to be the most awarded SAP Gold Partner. It is also the first to open up the ERP software to the small and medium business (SMB) sector in the country. If you want to know more about how your company can run simple with SAP just send us an inquiry or call us at +63(2) 8535-7333.