How IBM i Fits Into the Evolving ERP Market

An interesting look at vendors and applications for the IBM-i system.  Are you surprised to see the majority of development is in Home-Grown applications?  Seems that once a business realizes the stability of this system and its optimization for business transaction processing, tweaking, enhancing and improving applications tailored to specific needs is still a good option.

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Migration to the Cloud is still challenging in the ERP market despite its inevitable focus and direction there.  There are real reasons to have/keep on premise systems, especially for Manufacturing, given its transaction based processing.  Finance and Administrative functions are more easily migrated to the Cloud.  This often leads to hybrid deployments and the downfall of this is the data silo effect and challenges of keeping systems in sync.  Hosted private systems in the Cloud are certainly an intermediary step in this evolution.