Louis Columbus

Louis Columbus

Louis Columbus has a diverse background that includes business strategy, marketing, product management, industry analyst, sales and technology leadership roles in start-ups and large-scale enterprises. He’s also an active member of the Enterprise Irregulars, a group of enterprise software analysts, bloggers, and executives. Louis also teaches graduate-level courses in business strategy and marketing at Webster and Loyola Marymount universities. He is a regular contributor to the Forbes.com as Enterprise Software Strategist and his own Software Strategies blog. Louis has published 16 books on a variety of operating system and software topics and spoken internationally on many aspects of cloud computing and enterprise software.

How to Compare Manufacturing ERP Software

The worldwide market for manufacturing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is valued at $7.3B in 2016, growing to $7.9B in 2018, attaining a compound annual growth rate of 2.5%. Cloud-based ERP systems are the fastest growing segment, projected to reach a 5.5% growth rate per year through 2018 according to International Data Corporation.

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Enterprise Accounting Software Recommendations

Financial information is the fuel that keeps every business growing and moving forward.

A core part of any accounting system is the general ledger, which captures and categorizes the many different types of transactions a business engages in daily. General ledger transaction entries are diverse and cover the core areas of any company’s business. Financial data reported in general ledgers include revenues generated from sales, service and licensing fees, along with the different classifications of expenses, assets, liabilities and forms of equity.

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Comparing Cloud ERP Systems: Who’s Winning & Why

PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) predicts that investment in cloud ERP systems will more than double this year, reaching $78B in global software and services revenue while traditional ERP systems will decline by more than 30% to less than $15B. Cloud ERP systems are now over 20% of all ERP systems sold and deployed based on the consensus estimates from industry analysis firms including Apps Run The World, IDC, Forrester, Gartner, and others.

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