ERP is no stranger to reinvention, overhauling itself time and again to remain relevant through disruptive waves of client/server and the Web. Its formula for success is expanding the very definition of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) from financials to manufacturing to supply chain management to CRM to HR and more. Beyond new functional capabilities, it has also expanded into information - business intelligence, reporting and analytics allow organisations to build predictive models.
For a while, the focus was adaptability through integration platforms, application servers and orchestration suites. Today’s momentum is around ubiquity. Organisations are striving to make ERP accessible in many ways - on your mobile device, in your collaboration suite or in your social streams.