Study by Eval-Source for SYSPRO ERP Shows Eastern/Western Seaboard Co's Hungriest; New ERP Investments to be driven by Quest for New Efficiencies and Resource Consolidations

BOSTON – December 3, 2012 – SYSPRO, a developer of best-of breed, award-winning enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for on-premise and cloud-based utilization, released today the results of a new independent study measuring the opinions primarily of mid-sized U.S. manufacturers with sales revenues in the $20-300M range. The study, performed by Eval-Source, an independent North American-based technology research and evaluation firm, focused on the drivers behind ERP desires and choices of 168 C-Level operational and executive technology decision makers. The results were announced here today at SYSPRO's Winter 2012 analyst roadshow before 32 leading technology analysts.

The study results prove that the proliferation of mobile devices in the U.S. market has sparked a large appetite for mobile functionality in the ERP manufacturing landscape.

Seventy-seven (77) percent of the respondents stated that they were interested in ERP mobile apps, dominated by mid-sized companies with revenues higher than $100 million. Those hungriest for these applications were companies with manufacturing operations based along the Eastern seaboard and mid- to southern California.

Additionally, when asked, "What are the primary (top 3) drivers that will determine your ERP investment?" the highest driver was to "streamline business processes for maximizing efficiencies," followed by the desire to "consolidate multiple resources (systems/people/processes)," and third place was to "change the business model to deliver new products or services."

In tandem with the survey release, SYSPRO simultaneously announced today the delivery of a new ERP mobile solution called SYSPRO Espresso.

"Our most urgent priority at SYSPRO is to continue to stay close to both our customers and the overall manufacturing and distribution marketplace, to be in the best position of knowledge to develop solutions tied to real world needs," said Brian Stein, CEO, SYSPRO USA "This research clearly shows that our driving focus on building in new business efficiencies, both in our software and deployment and access options, are exactly what the market is asking for. We pay attention to these demands. It remains our goal to provide the best technology solutions in this manufacturing/distribution marketplace."

A full copy of the survey results is available for downloading at

About Eval-Source

Eval-Source is a consulting firm that provides all enterprise software selection and strategic technology consulting services for organizations to achieve success in their IT initiatives. Our consulting practices encompass cloud and on-premise software evaluation services and ERP optimization through management consulting. Our Tru-Eval selection system allows organizations to avoid IT failure, receive greater ROI and provide accurate decision support for enterprise software.

Eval-Source is an industry leader in the analysis of software technology, and our thought leadership has placed us in the elite of consulting/analyst firms. What sets us apart is our unbiased best in class consulting services that provide our clients with value, direction and success in selection, planning and optimization of their technology systems. Eval-Source provides the professional services that put your needs first and allows you to achieve success in your IT initiatives. We are the source for "getting it right" in IT procurement.


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