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ERP Myths Boost MES Realities — Déjà Vu All Over Again?

Published: 14 October 2015

ID: G00290229

Analyst(s): Rick Franzosa


Ten years ago the myths of ERP's feasibility in the factory were exposed. This fresh look at the myths provides insight to manufacturing IT leaders that are choosing between ERP extensions vs. best-of-breed MES.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts
  • Recommendations


  • Analytical Applications (Making Plant Data Usable)

Impacts and Recommendations

  • ERP acquisitions/development of MES has not transformed ERP vendors into masters of the real-time world, nor gained them significant market share
  • ERP vendors now recognize the value of accessing manufacturing for analytics, and are addressing this with new functionality
  • When custom applications are added to the ERP/MES mix, manufacturing IT professionals struggle to keep TCO in check

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