Best-of-Breed ERP Applications – Aug 8, ERP Software Blog

The computer business goes in trends. One example is cloud computing – where software vendors host an identical solution for all their customers. This is currently very popular, with an expanding market share vs. on premise applications; one way of looking at it is that customers are outsourcing their IT infrastructure. In the 1970s, timesharing was big, but between then and now most companies wanted to do everything on premise with readily available inexpensive hardware.

Another trend is whether a company should buy the bulk of its business systems from a single vendor or purchase applications from the best vendor in that space...

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