In August 2011, TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic experienced the 11th Vendor Shootout for ERP first-hand. Plex Systems, IQMS, and abas-USA presented directly, while Infor ERP SyteLine, Epicor ERP, Microsoft Dynamics AX, SAP Business ByDesign, and Oracle JD Edwards were represented by partners. Log in to read P.J.'s report on the event, and find out why this strange "co-opetition" works for both users and vendors.
(given that I was brain-fried by the end of the first day, after three demos). Well, after a collective 12 hours or so of information gathering, presentations, keynote speakers, and seminars, the response was overwhelmingly positive and the consensus seemed to be that the scripted presentations create a format that allows for a true “apples to apples” comparison of products and functionality. I concur with IQMS’ recollection of the event in its subsequent blog post. Indeed, during the breaks,