Gartner Research

Integrating EMI With ERP: A Tale of Two Vendor Strategies

Published: 31 August 2005

ID: G00183870

Analyst(s): Colin Masson

Summary

Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence (EMI) continues to be one of the hottest inquiry topics with our clients. In this month's roundup of Production Operations research, you'll find a reader's guide to EMI and an educational piece describing the enormity of the challenge in adding business context to manufacturing data residing in a fragmented set of applications. While the acquisition of Lighthammer has grabbed a lot of attention from our clients with existing SAP investments, we've already written extensively about what the acquisition means to them--the bottom line being that SAP clients will still need to invest a lot of their own skills and intellectual property in constructing their EMI system. With Oracle OpenWorld 2005 opening in San Francisco on September 17, this week I also preview the fundamentally different approach that Oracle is taking to delivering EMI.

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