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.
Washington, D.C., when the doors opened to the first Vendor Shootout for ERP, featuring six industry-leading products, the event has evolved in a number of ways. For one, the number of vendors participating has increased to eight of late, spreading the event into two days, as opposed to a one-day show initially. The script itself has been elevated from a point-by-point detailed individual feature script to a higher-level business area script. The Vendor Shootout has always been an ERP-based event and