The rapid adoption of web services and service-oriented architecture (SOAs) will lead to the end of enterprise resource planning market, according to research firm AMR.
With SAP and Oracle investing billions to web-service-enable their portfolios, but to date only a handful of deliverables have appeared. This delay could lead to customers deciding to seek functionality elsewhere.
"Here’s the doomsday scenario, circa 2010: SAP and Oracle customers have stopped buying applications from their ERP vendors. Instead, they contract with low-cost Indian or Eastern European integrators to build custom composite apps that sit on top of their ERP backbone," said AMR analyst Bruce Richardson.