How to build a business case for ERP in today's economy

Ray Wang, Vice President at Forrester Research, offers insight on how to build a business case for ERP during the economic downturn - and save money in the process.

In the current economic crisis, many companies are hesitant to take on new software implementation projects. The right ERP software system, however, can be well worth the investment. Ray Wang of Forrester Research offers insight on how to build a business case for ERP in today's economy. In this podcast, find out how to:

 

  • Evaluate your organization's ERP needs
  • Save money during ERP implementations and upgrades
  • Negotiate ERP vendor contracts
  • Decide whether you should consider SaaS and open source ERP software

 

  How to build a business case for ERP in today's economy  

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Learn how to build a business case for ERP in today's tough economy.

About the speaker: Ray Wang is a Vice President and Principal Analyst for enterprise applications and strategy at Forrester Research. His client facing research focuses on business processes such as project oriented businesses, the perfect order and continuous customer management. Topics range from Project Based Solutions, ERP, vendor selection, and software licensing and pricing for the global Enterprise and SMB market. His vendor facing research focuses on ecosystem development, partner channels, and product marketing. Prior to Forrester, Wang served roles in product management, management consulting, and corporate marketing roles for Oracle, PeopleSoft, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Deloitte Consulting, Detroit Medical Center, and the Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 2008, Wang was recognized by the Institute Of Industry Analyst Relations (IIAR) as Analyst of the Year.

Learn more about Ray and Forrester Research by visiting  www.forresterresearch.com.

 

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This was first published in April 2009

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