About This Constellation ShortList™

Product-centric enterprise resource planning (ERP) focuses on how organizations make, sell and distribute physical goods. The key components focus on back-office administrative functions, shop-floor management, planning capabilities, operational systems and orchestration of orders. Vendors selected in this Constellation ShortList offer 9 out of the 14 criteria across a wide range of industries and geographies.

One of the big shifts in the past 12 months has been the role of automation and artificial intelligence (AI). Organizations seek the ability to get to zero FTE back- office organizations and autonomous processes. The goal is to determine when processes should be delivered with intelligent process automation, augmentation of machines with humans, augmentation of humans with machines, and human ingenuity and judgment.

Threshold Criteria

Constellation considers the following criteria for these solutions:

  • AI and automation capabilities
  • Configure to order, make to order
  • Demand planning
  • Direct Procurement
  • Enterprise asset management
  • Enterprise financials
  • Field service management
  • Human capital management
  • Indirect procurement
  • Material requirements planning
  • Manufacturing controls
  • Order management
  • Product life-cycle management
  • Supply chain management               

The Constellation ShortList™

Constellation evaluates more than 25 solutions categorized in this market. This Constellation ShortList is determined by client inquiries, partner conversations, customer references, vendor selection projects, market share and internal research.

  • Epicor
  • IFS
  • Infor CloudSuite
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365
  • Oracle ERP Cloud
  • Oracle NetSuite
  • Plex
  • Rootstock Software
  • Sage Business Cloud X3
  • SAP S/4HANA Cloud

Frequency of Evaluation

Each Constellation ShortList will be updated at least once per year. There could be an update after six months, should the analyst deem it necessary.

Evaluation Services

Constellation clients can work with the analyst and research team to conduct a more thorough discussion of this Constellation ShortList. Constellation can also provide guidance in vendor selection and contract negotiation.

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