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SMB Growth and SaaS-Based ERP Will Fuel ERP Adoption in India

Published: 24 January 2013

ID: G00238770

Analyst(s): Sunil Padmanabh, Asheesh Raina


The small and midsize business sector in India is in a rapid growth phase, and is expected to grow with the same momentum during the next three years. Globalization and software-as-a-service-based solutions targeted at SMBs will drive ERP adoption in this sector.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


  • "SMB" Defined
    • Drivers for Growth of ERP in the Indian SMB Sector

Impacts and Recommendations

  • SMBs in India faced with global competition are being compelled to streamline their operations
  • The growth of SaaS-based ERP will provide alternative deployment choices for Indian SMBs
  • ERP vendors are aggressively focusing on Indian SMBs with industry flavors and targeted ERP solutions
  • SMBs are penetrating Tier 2 Indian cities, raising expectations that they will progressively adopt ERP

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