Linux Journal: Linux in the ERP WorldApr 17, 1999, 12:33 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Uche Ogbuji)
Author Uche Ogbuji takes a look at enterprise resource planning and Linux's place in this market.
"Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is the latest hot computer topic for businesses. In the boardroom, it is often an even hotter topic than the Internet. ERP describes a class of computer systems that attempts to manage all aspects of an enterprise's operations..."
"The entire ERP trend does pose some tough questions for Linux advocates. First of all, Linux's infiltration into enterprise has often come at the departmental level, usually on departmental web servers. As more companies adopt ERP systems and insist that internal and public web content feed into the same enormous data stream, Linux may be harder to push in the workplace. Also, for Linux to move from the web server to the application server environment, it will often need to go head-to-head with an ERP module--a battle for which Linux is politically ill-equipped."