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.
its own intranet or renting it via an application service provider (ASP). Further, the leading ERP vendors have incorporated CRM, SCM, e-procurement and business intelligence (analytic) modules by developing them in-house, by acquisition or through strategic partnerships with the best-of-breed vendors. Therefore, agencies should benefit from aligning back-office systems with CRM, e-government, business intelligence and Internet technologies as part of the overall plan, instead of managing it as multiple s