What are the Top ERP Trends for 2014?

ERP Focus, a free online knowledge resource for ERP software professionals, held a twitter chat to get feedback on the top ERP trends of 2014. Under the twitter hashtag #ERPchat, featured guests including @DatixInc, @K3Syspro and @ERP_cindyjutras, weighed in. Fresh off the twitter session, here are some top tweeted trends to consider.

Improved User Interfacing for Mobile

“ERP usability will improve as employees are able to update & change data as it’s collected instead of having to re-enter it later.” Via @SageERPx3

Mobility as a Means of Cost Reduction

“As mobiles, laptops & tablets commonplace in the workplace, mobile #ERP will become even more important.”  Via @AzzureIT

Unit4, @UNIT4_UK, added “Mobility will increasingly make ERP a central data repository agnostic to the type of device accessing it and slash tech admin cost.”

A Holistic View of Manufacturing Data

“In 2014, the holistic view of manufacturing data from ERP mobility will improve customer response times and vendor communication.” Via @SageERPx3

Social Collaboration

“Decision making as users are able to access information in real time and collaborate with colleagues.” Via @Anna_Eureka

Business Intelligence

“Organizations will look towards BI solutions more to maximize their investments in ERP solutions. In 2014 BI tools will be a must.” Via @ArthurLawrence_


This year may very well be the year that mobile ERP continues to gain prominence. Mobile, laptops and tablets are becoming commonplace in workplaces. Having continual access to data will make employees lives easier. Additionally, user interface and business intelligence were seen as crucial in the coming year. What would you add? Reach out to us on Twitter @DatixInc and let us know.

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