Published: 05 October 2007
Analyst(s): Mark R. Gilbert, C. Klappich , Kristian Steenstrup , Pat Phelan, Yefim Natis , Bill Gassman, Lorrie Scardino, Jeff Woods, Isher Kaila, Christine Adams, John Radcliffe, Jacqueline Heng, Dane Anderson, David McCoy, David Gootzit, Deborah Wilson , Charles Abrams, Yvonne Genovese, Christian Hestermann , David Newman, Robert L. Goodwin, Michael Maoz, Nigel Rayner, French Caldwell, Janelle Hill , Gene Alvarez , Denise Ganly, Andrew White , Bill Hostmann, Tim Payne , Frances Karamouzis , Joanne Galimi, James Holincheck, Neil Chandler, Kurt Schlegel , Andreas Bitterer, Tom Eid, Daniel Sholler
ERP is transforming from a mainly transactional system to a key component of a user's backbone strategy, which Gartner calls the "business process platform." Users should look for technologies that support information-centric, process-centric and people-centric business activities.
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