The enterprise resource planning landscape has matured. Now, most manufacturing companies of all sizes have implemented some kind of ERP solution, but we see many larger companies are now finding that their existing ERP solution cannot effectively deliver on all business requirements. In some cases, a company may have in place a very narrow, industry-specific ERP system and simply outgrown it as they diversified, but more commonly problems arise for companies that have implemented an ERP solution from a ‘tier one’ vendor.