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language needs, large user and employee counts who require extensive
training on the system.
And of course, the fact that it's
a major capital investment (many
top-tier systems start pricing in the
six figures) makes the decision all the
more critical.
Top10ERP.org offers a clear and
simplified ERP system selection resource for manufacturing teams challenged with finding a replacement
ERP system for their mid-sized or
large manufacturing organizations.

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MT: Are there any other products
and/or services that you plan to add to
the site?
CM: Our team is constantly working
on enhancements to the site, with
the overall goal to continue to evolve
Top10ERP.org with the needs of our
users and the technological changes
that are rapidly taking place through
the online platform. With certainty, mobile will be a major part of that
evolution.
It's not unreasonable to foresee
a solution that allows a company to
experience a customized test-drive
or comparison of systems all from a
smart phone or tablet.
The year 2016 marks the ninth
year Top10ERP.org has served the
diverse manufacturing and distribution enterprises of the United States
and Canada. We continually strive to
improve that experience for our users
in North America and are expanding
into various international markets in
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ing among manufacturers in North
America?
CM: Clearly, the greatest trend we're
seeing is the consistent demand for
SaaS/Cloud platform ERP systems
across all industries, as the Internet of
Things has created a significant technological shift for manufacturing in
the United States.
Over the last eight years, ERP solution vendors have had to respond
quickly by providing Cloud options
(as well as their premise versions),
and those that do it well are outperforming in the market.

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facturers to ensure they get the best
system for their needs?
CM: Top10ERP.org is literally designed as a powerful, free and simpleto-use research tool, available 24/7 for
any manufacturing executive to intuitively peruse, compare and delve into
the extensive ERP vendor and product
information on the market. Product
information is organized objectively to
provide an unbiased database for our
manufacturing users.
The most utilized feature is the
Best Fit Comparison Toolâ„¢, which
quickly provides the user with sideby-side comparisons of ERP systems
that best match the industry, mode
or platform of their manufacturing or
distribution enterprise.
Access is unlimited. There is no
login, registration or membership required to access Top10ERP.org's comparison pages and the ERP product
index, which explains why Top10ERP.
org serves well more than 30,000 visitors per month.
In addition, visitors in need of follow up, demonstration or customized
pricing can request to be connected
directly with their selected vendor(s),
therefore rapidly jumpstarting the
evaluation process.

For this reason, many ERP consultants turn to Top10ERP.org to help
clients in the research and selection
processes.

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through Top10ERP.org fall into two
broad scenarios.
For many, Top10ERP.org is helpful
to the numerous small manufacturers needing to implement their first
ERP system. There are a confounding
number of systems to consider and
most are quite expensive and are limited to certain industries, making the
field overwhelming for a first-time
business investment.
The Top10ERP.org index offers a
way to simplify and narrow the list of
systems that are best suited to a manufacturer's specific size, needs and
budget. Sadly, ERP implementation
can be very complex and the selection
of wrong system can be a long-term
costly mistake, especially for a young
growing manufacturing business.
By utilizing a combination of the
Top10ERP.org product industry index, comparison pages, case studies,
whitepapers and deeper product information such as pricing, the small
manufacturer may find Top10ERP.
org the perfect starting point for their
complex purchase decision process.
The remaining manufacturers
Top10ERP.org serves are mid-sized
and larger enterprises most often in
need of a replacement ERP system.
The majority have had various problems with their current or past systems and are in need of specific solution needs such as traceability, mobile
functionality or compatibility with a
specific platform.
Others have had legacy ERP systems that are outdated or unserviceable, or have purchased previous systems that simply failed to meet their
needs and expectations.
Implementing an ERP system replacement in a large and complex
production environment is extremely
challenging, further complicated by
multiple global locations, multiple


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