"The big three ERP vendors are now the big four, as Infor has joined SAP, Oracle and Microsoft in the top tier, according to the Clash of the Titans 2016 report comparing ERP implementations by Denver-based Panorama Consulting Solutions."
In a Nov. 5 TechTarget article headlined "Infor hits top tier in report comparing ERP implementations," news editor Jim O'Donnell notes:
"For overall market share, SAP leads the major ERP vendors with 23%; Oracle and newcomer Infor follow with 16%; and Microsoft trails with 9%. …
" 'The big change this year is that we now consider Infor to be a top-tier vendor,' said Eric Kimberling, Panorama Consulting's founder and president. 'This is based on overall market share, as well as the nature of the installed base, as they have bigger implementations now in bigger enterprises. They have chipped away some business from SAP and Oracle, but I believe they have taken most away from Microsoft Dynamics. Ultimately, they have taken some from all three.'
"Infor's move to the top tier can be explained in part by its rapid growth in the past few years, in large part by acquisition, Kimberling explained, but also because it has invested heavily in user interface (UI) development and embraced open-standards architecture. Infor has differentiated itself by building industry-specific functionality into vertical applications, thereby reducing the need for costly customizations. It has also employed an in-house creative lab, Hook & Loop, to develop intuitive, touch-based, user experience-centric UIs."