Top 10 Online ERP software


Online ERP solutions deliver enterprise resource management, human capital management, financial management, and analytics applications designed for large organizations.
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Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for human resources and finance. Workday delivers human capital management, financial management, and analytics applications designed for the world’s largest organisations. Hundreds of companies, ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises, have selected Workday.
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NetSuite is the leading vendor of cloud-based Software-as-a-Service integrated business management software for mid-market enterprises and divisions of large companies. NetSuite's cloud business management system including ERP / accounting, order management / inventory, CRM, professional services automation (PSA), and Ecommerce.
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With intelligent business applications across CRM and ERP, Microsoft Dynamics 365 gives you choice. Start with just what you need to run your business—and delight your customers. And then add apps as your needs change.
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Formerly OpenERP. All-in-one management software. Beautiful. Easy-to-use. From ERP to CRM, eCommerce and CMS. Download Odoo or use it in the cloud. Grow Your Business.
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SAP’s intelligent ERP solutions are the Digital Core that enable businesses to integrate end-to-end cross functional next generation business processes so that companies can become intelligent. SAP's cloud ERP solutions use intelligent technologies to help you grow, innovate, and optimize time and resources – no matter the size of your business.
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Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud is a suite of cloud applications for finance, project management, procurement, risk management, and other core day-to-day activities important in every business, regardless of size, industry, or geography. Designed from the ground-up with a modern architecture and technology, Oracle ERP Cloud is natively connected with all Oracle enterprise cloud applications and scales inherently to support added users, transactions, and sites as your business grows by size and into new markets across your country or the globe.
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FinancialForce cloud ERP is a comprehensive and innovative financial management system that takes a fresh approach to a traditional business function. This online accounting application combines the power of the Force.com cloud with a groundbreaking accounting system design. FinancialForce Accounting is native to Salesforce CRM.
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Sage Business Cloud is the right, proven solution for mid-market customers with international ambitions and multi-national requirements. Sage Business Cloud technology is available on all leader platforms in the market with End-to-end process integrity and data consistency in your Webtop across the enterprise.
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Compiere Enterprise is a modern, highly adaptable, enterprise-class business solution - that can be deployed on-premise or on the Cloud - for a fraction of the cost of traditional ERP systems. Improve agility and dramatically lower cost of ownership with Compiere.
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HansaWorld is an award-winning business management software for small and medium companies. It's an Integrated Business Platform (IBP) for managing all of your business processes - ERP, CRM and more.
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Latest news about Online ERP software


2019. Workday to acquire online procurement platform Scout RFP for $540M



Workday has entered into an agreement to acquire online procurement platform Scout RFP for $540 million. The acquisition builds on top of Workday’s existing procurement solutions, Workday Procurement and Workday Inventory. The company is trying to be the end-to-end cloud back office player and one of their big gaps has been in procurement. A lot of the Workday investments are in portfolio companies that are complimentary to Workday’s larger vision of the future of Cloud ERP. Today’s definition of ERP includes finance, HCM (human capital management), projects, procurement, supply chain and asset management


2017. Workday acquired CRM startup Pattern



Financial management and HR software vendor Workday acquired two-year-old, Redwood City, Calif.- based startup Pattern. Thus Workday is going to compete with Salesforce and other alternatives. Pattern had aimed to lighten the load of managing customer relationships for salespeople and was funded by Felicis Ventures, SoftTech VC, First Round Capital, and various angel investors, who last year provided the company with $2.5 million in seed funding. Some of Workday’s past acquisitions include big data analytics vendor Platfora, acquired last year, and the online learning company Zaption, which Workday also acquired last year and promptly shut down. Terms for both deals were not disclosed.




2017. Sage Group buys cloud ERP software Intacct



British enterprise software company Sage Group will acquire cloud ERP provider Intacct for $850 million. Intacct, which competes with Financial Force, Oracle’s NetSuite and other alternatives, said in a related statement that it now has 11,000 customers for its enterprise resource planning software. Sage Group also provides cloud accounting and ERP software. The acquisition of Intacct supports its ambitions for accelerating organic growth by winning new customers at scale and builds on our cloud-first acquisitions, strengthening our integrated suite of cloud solutions.


2016. Oracle buys cloud ERP provider NetSuite for $9.3B


Oracle will acquire NetSuite for about $9.3 billion. Both Oracle and NetSuite’s cloud service offerings aimed at enterprise customers will continue to operate and “coexist in the marketplace forever,” according to a statement by Oracle CEO Mark Hurd. Eighteen-year-old NetSuite claims a dominant position in the cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) space, which includes offerings to help businesses track supply and demand, inventory, accounting, customer relationships (CRM) and HR. The ERP industry has been an active space for M&A and general consolidation over the past few years, and Oracle in general has been an aggressive acquirer of smaller companies throughout 2016, with recent pick-ups including Opower and Textura.


2015. Workday is going to fund machine learning startups



Workday, the finance and human resources SaaS software provider, announced a new program called Workday Ventures, an investment arm focusing on startups with a machine learning bent. It intends to fund 10-12 companies this year and it has already funded several companies including Thinair, a security service; Unbabel, an online translation tool; Metanautix, a company creating tools to make sense of big data and Jobr, a mobile tool for searching and applying for jobs. As early stage startups with an emphasis on machine learning, these are the types of companies Workday is hoping to work with. Unlike a typical venture capital firm, Workday isn’t setting up a fund with a specific amount of money looking for a set return on its investments. Instead, it sees this as a strategic, rather than a financially motivated project.


2013. SAP makes big companies effective with Big Data. Competitors are crying


In recent years, SAP was probably the least innovative IT giant (compared to competitors Oracle, Microsoft, IBM). All SAP's own innovative projects mostly failed (remember Business ByDesign), and the only thing that SAP could do - is buying other companies (SuccessFactors, SyBase, Ariba). But at this time, SAP is going to outdo all the competitors on the wave of new trendy technology - Big Data. What is Big Data? Big Data - is a set of technologies for fast processing of very large amounts of data (structured and unstructured). How Big Data is different from what was before? Roughly speaking, instead of a single server working with multiple data warehouses, there is one database running on multiple servers. Perhaps you, as a businessman or manager, don't care, but in result this change enables IT system to run much faster. For large companies data management turns into nightmare. The video above shows how one beautiful database turns into monstrous IT system that can't even tell you how many units of product you can now sell to customer. Because the product is stored in multiple warehouses, can be reserved by other branches and your system does not know when the supplier will deliver new batch, because it's controlled by another system. The Big Data promises large companies an opportunity to manage business in real time. So, SAP, was one of the first to create the own Big Data platform, called SAP HANA, and recently also announced that its ERP-system SAP Business Suite can work on top of this platform. Experts say that neither Oracle, nor Microsoft, nor IBM are able to offer such an integrated solution for large companies and they are not even close to SAP in this segment. But that's not all bad news for the competition. The fact is that SAP's ERP system always used the database management systems developed by Oracle, Microsoft and IBM. Now, SAP will transfer the customers to its own platform. And that is about 60% of the large companies in the world.


2012. SAP became NetSuite's customer. Business ByDesign will be closed


Most of all NetSuite loves trolling its rival - SAP. From time to time they organize anti-SAP conferences, marketing campaign a la Business ByNetsuite and produce videos like that one above. And they haven't missed the opportunity to joke on SAP at this time. At the opening of the conference SuiteWorld, Zach Nelson (CEO of NetSuite)  took the stage and announced that in the past year the company has achieved their biggest ever win: ERP-giant SAP has become NetSuite's customer. The audience was shocked, and then Zach explained. As you know, recently SAP acquired SuccessFactors, and this company was using NetSuite. Thus, SAP has become the user of NetSuite. And though after the purchase SuccessFactors has been transfered to SAP's own ERP system, but the NetSuite subscription was still extended and formally NetSuite is still a ERP-provider for SAP. NetSuite always had a reason to make fun of SAP because of its project SAP Business ByDesign. It's a SaaS ERP for small-medium businesses, which was supposed to become a rival for NetSuite. But first it couldn't launch for 3 years, and now, 2 years after launch - its going to be closed. The new head of Cloud strategy at SAP (former SuccessFactors CEO) Lars Dalgaard yesterday announced that Business ByDesign will be converted into a package of simple and specialized applications: HRM, CRM, SCM and financial system. SAP explains the failure by the reluctance of companies to transfer their entire IT system to the cloud. They say businesses now prefer to move to the cloud separate applications, such as human resources management. However, NetSuite's example shows that this is not the case. More likely that SAP, that was always working with large companies, could not find a proper way to SMB market.


2011. Google Wallet: How it works


Today, Google has launched a new service - Google Wallet, which allows to pay for goods in stores with the help of a smartphone. Of course, it's more the future than the present technology even in US. But it's interesting to see how we'll pay in the future. For a user Google Wallet is a mobile application that is installed on a smartphone. In this application you enter your bank card details (or get a card directly from Google) and add your loyalty cards. Then, with your smartphone you go to the store and when approaching the point of sale, launch the Google Wallet application, enter your PIN-code, select a card, tap the terminal with your smartphone, and ... your money fly to the retailer. Of course, in order all this work, the following conditions are nessecary: 1. Your smartphone should support the NFC (Near Field Communication) technology - i.e. must have the built-in NFC-chip for secure wireless communications. For now these are only few NFC smartphones, and Google Wallet works only on a single model - Sprint Nexus S 4G. 2. The Google Wallet application must be installed on a smartphone. Of course, Google will have no problem with Android-smartphones but with iPhones and Windows Phones they may have problems. 3. The store should have the NFC-terminal. For while in the U.S. only few retail chains have them 4. The card payment system should support such payments. With this everything is OK. Visa already supports them. Master Card - also, but so far only via City Bank. 5. The mobile operator should support the service to identificate the smartphone, from which the payment is made. While in the U.S. only Sprint works with Google Wallet. Is it reasonable to replace the bank cards with smartphones, if everything is so complicated? Yes, paying with a smartphone a little more comfortable than with a card. Because you still carry the smartphone and can leave multiple cards at home. Yes, paying with a smartphone is safer, because it adds one more security level - PIN-code. And if you lose your phone, you don't need to block the card - you can remotely wipe it from your smartphone. But the convenience and safety for users - are not the main reasons of why this technology is implemented. In fact, no one asks us. Google and retailers are willing to make large expenses to make us using smartphones as payment instruments. For Google - it's a great opportunity to collect the data on consumer preferences and then show them relevant advertising. And retailers hope to turn our smartphones into magical devices that generates desire to buy and lets you forget that you have to pay money. After all potentially smartphone can not only pay for goods, but also present a product (when you tap it with your smartphone), notify us about new discounts, sales, etc.


2011. Transifex - online service for app translation


If you want to sell your business application (or service) on the European market, you need to translate the interface to at least 5-6 major European languages. Of course you can hire a professional translator to do this job, but if the translator doesn't understand your app and doesn't use it - he'll hardly make a good translation. It's ideal when the translation is done by the app users themselves. But there are also many problems with this option. For example, how to combine multiple translations from different users, or how to update the translation for the new version if the old translator disappeared. Fortunately, there are special crowd-sourcing translation services for such cases. And Transifex is one of the best of them. This service allows you to publish the translation file (a table of strings) in one of the 17 standard formats (Gettext, Java properties, Android resources, etc.) and manage the translation process: store translation versions from different users, combine them or assign moderator rights to the trusted users and let them combine the versions. The service doesn't suggest any fees to translators - all done voluntarily. Originally Transifex was created as a translation service for open-source projects. It is used by such well-known projects as Firefox, fedora, GNOME, django, Meego. Recently Transifex also became added support for commercial projects. But unlike the open-source projects, for which everything is free, commercial projects have to pay from 30 euro per month. But there is also a free plan, limited to 2000 and two maintainers.


2011. Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 adds cloud services



MBS President, Kirill Tatarinov (at the left) plays with Dynamics AX 2012 via Kinect Last week the new version Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 became available in 25 countries (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, UK, US). This new version is interesting for us because it finally adds the cloud services. They work from the Windows Azure cloud in combination with the general ERP software, which can be installed on the company's own server or hosted in a partner data center. Thus, it implements the Microsoft's favorite concept - S + S (Software + Service). Customers can access the cloud services via the customer portal at dynamicsonline.com. There are four groups of services: - Commerce Services - enable to integrate ERP system with e-commerce sites (such as eBay) and automate the online sales - Sites Services - enable to create extranet sites to automate business processes, which involve partners and customers - Payment Services - enable to accept credit and debit card transactions - RapidStart Services - Quick Start Wizard that allows to customize ERP for your individual business needs Microsoft says that the next version of Dynamics Nav, which will be released next year, the first fully cloud-enabled product and operate on Azure. In addition, previously they promised that MS Dynamics ERP will become a part of the SaaS-office suite Office 365.