There has been a hubbub in the public sector, with all major players fiercely competing and eventually winning important new federal contracts, primarily for components of enterprise applications. This strong government interest in ERP applications might explain a number of recent pundits’ retractions or downplaying of once brave and visionary statements of ERP obsolescence.
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2, Washington Technology , a semi-monthly published magazine, cites the federal government spends more than $3 billion on ERP and CRM software and related services, according to the market research firm Federal Sources Inc . of McLean, VA. Input's study, Federal ERP MarketView , predicts that ERP purchases will amount to approximately 4% of all federal IT spending by 2005. ERP is very much alive and well in the federal government, said Ellen Zidar, Input's manager for e-government and government cons