The "Enterprise Software" category of the NASSCOM PEM initiative has recently concluded. Based on 250+ nominations received, the enterprise products were bucketed into different categories to create further parity in relative benchmarking, the categories being Enterprise Resource Planning, Customer Experience Management, Human Capital Management and Supply Chain Management along with 2 other categories including Business Process & Productivity Management and Unified Communication & Collaboration.
The ERP category included software products offered on-premise as well as on cloud models and includes both cross-vertical and industry-specific enterprise applications. While only integrated solutions have been considered for the evaluation, standalone modules offered under separate brand names were excluded.
The PEM survey analysis reflects a strong evidence of ERP products from India. Nearly 23 per cent of the enterprise software applications were focused on Enterprise Resource Planning. Most of the product nominations within ERP are by and large dominated by vertical offerings for global markets with limited focus on cross-vertical ERP solutions. Some of the key trends are:
- ~46 per cent of shortlisted ERP software nominations were launched in/before 2013
- ~77 per cent of the assessed products have deployment models both on-premise and on cloud
- Mobile ERP platforms are gaining significant traction with more transactions being conducted on smartphone and tablet devices
- Significant rise in vertical ERP solutions. Indian ISVs have witnessed significant success by developing vertical-specific solutions with flexible architecture competencies
The Indian software vendors offer simplicity, pervasiveness and the scalability with a plug-in architecture with a high focus on enabling easy customization. Built-in frameworks, industry templates, customisable dashboards form a core component of the value proposition of ERP applications. Players are also exploring mobility-centric ERP based on comprehensive suite of apps to penetrate new market segments than rather conventional enterprise packages.
Find below the PEM GRID for Enterprise Resource Planning featuring 14 products under vertical or cross vertical category.