The Enterprise Systems Industry Landscape
Sachin Modi, Vincent A. Mabert
The objective of this chapter is to provide a description of the enterprise systems industry landscape for the interested reader. Towards that end, a brief description of the main components for enterprise systems and the primary organizations involved in the implementation of enterprise systems is provided initially. Second, a discussion of the enterprise system ecosystem, with a focus on application product providers in the industry, is presented. This is followed by a review of the various architectural components of the enterprise system and major organizations which provide these components. The final section speculates on the future direction of the industry. It is important to note that this chapter provides a description of the enterprise system industry landscape with respect to the manufacturing industry sector. While some sections would also be relevant to the retail and services industry sectors, the enterprise systems for these industry sectors are not explicitly considered in this chapter.
Modi, Sachin and Vincent A. Mabert (2010), “The Enterprise Systems Industry Landscape,” in Elliot Bendoly and Sanjay Kumar (eds.), Handbook of Enterprise Systems: New Directions & Cutting Edge Applications, Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publication Inc.