Who Are the ERP Vendors?
Depending on who you talk to, the primary ERP vendors are referred to as BOPSE (BAAN, Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP, and J.D. Edwards). Other ERP firms include (but are not limited to) Great Plains, Lawson, Platinum, QAD, and Ross and Solomon (see e.g. Keeling 1996; Kersnar and May 1999). For additional information, see PricewaterhouseCoopers (1998).
BAAN was founded in the Netherlands in 1978. BAAN's ERP market share is roughly 5% (Stein 1997), and
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