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Future Of Enterprise Software

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Predictions on the future of enterprise software, presented to the National Dynamics User Group, San Diego, September 2010 by Doug Potter

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Future Of Enterprise Software

  1. 1. TheFuture<br />of Enterprise Software<br />Doug Potter<br />2010<br />
  2. 2. Predictions<br />FUTUREof<br />ENTERPISESOFTWARE<br />Cycles in enterprise software<br />Expectations for Gen 5<br />Impacting you and your business<br />Son of Solomon<br />Agenda<br />Doug Potterwww.newportconsulting.com<br />
  3. 3. Generation 5 products come into the mainstream<br />Companies avoid changing, adopting new ways to remain on Gen 4 client/server products<br />Predictions2015 – 2020<br />Doug Potterwww.newportconsulting.com<br />
  4. 4. Prediction #1: Gen 5 Mainstream<br />Characteristics Extreme flexibility Intuitive interface Lower cost<br />Doug Potterwww.newportconsulting.com<br />
  5. 5. Prediction #2: <br />Companies extend life of Gen 4<br />Doug Potterwww.newportconsulting.com<br />
  6. 6. Prediction #2:Companies extend life of Gen 4<br />Gen 4 products are “bound to” their underlying technology<br />Vendors with no Gen 5 alternative will produce “copycat” versions on Gen 4 technology<br />Doug Potterwww.newportconsulting.com<br />
  7. 7. For Gen 5 to Start …<br />Three elements required<br />“Breakthrough technologies”<br /> Vendor supply<br /> Customers perceive value<br />Doug Potterwww.newportconsulting.com<br />
  8. 8. For Gen 5 to Start …<br />To predict …<br /><ul><li>Look for new “Breakthrough Technologies”
  9. 9. Figure out how they will “make a difference”</li></ul>Breakthrough Technologies<br /><ul><li>Development toolset
  10. 10. Web services and connectors
  11. 11. Selected "enabling" technologies (lesser extent)</li></ul>Doug Potterwww.newportconsulting.com<br />
  12. 12. Breakthrough Technologies Precede ERP Software Advancements<br />Doug Potterwww.newportconsulting.com<br />
  13. 13. Expectations for Gen 5:Elegance and Finesse in Design<br /><ul><li>Brings greater value to end user
  14. 14. Gen 5: chance to improve human interaction with the system
  15. 15. Causes greater customer experience</li></ul>Doug Potterwww.newportconsulting.com<br />
  16. 16. Elegance and Finesse in Design:Gen 4 Problem Examples<br />Dollar and batch totals for receiving clerk<br />Drill to closed shipper from 40.100.00 (how many clicks???)<br />Doug Potterwww.newportconsulting.com<br />
  17. 17. Elegance and Finesse in Design:Gen 5 Opportunities<br />
  18. 18. Elegance and Finesse in Design:Gen 5 Opportunities<br />Doug Potterwww.newportconsulting.com<br />
  19. 19. Why is this Important?<br />Justify today’s investment in ERP software<br />Imagine finding “Gen 5” features in a future SL version<br />Think about changes in your business enabled by “Gen 5” advantages<br />Anticipate which technologies to invest in<br />Doug Potterwww.newportconsulting.com<br />
  20. 20. Son of Solomon<br />Predictions2015 - 2020<br />Microsoft provides SL customer base a “glide path” to a new platform<br />Doug Potterwww.newportconsulting.com<br />
  21. 21. Son of Solomon<br />Predictions2015 - 2020<br />Microsoft provides GP customer base the same “glide path” to same platform<br />Doug Potterwww.newportconsulting.com<br />
  22. 22. Son of Solomon<br />Predictions2015 - 2020<br />A conversion tool to help preserve some custom screens and processes<br />Doug Potterwww.newportconsulting.com<br />
  23. 23. Son of Solomon<br />Predictions2015 - 2020<br />Vertical applications will emerge following the initial releases<br />Doug Potterwww.newportconsulting.com<br />
  24. 24. Comments and Questions<br />Doug Potter contact information:<br /><ul><li>Enterprise software blog on LinkedIn
  25. 25. dpotter@newportconsulting.com
  26. 26. 714-662-1111 x18</li></ul>Doug Potterwww.newportconsulting.com<br />