ERP Magic Quadrant. U.S. Service Providers
The number of consulting service providers for enterprise resource planning initiatives continues to fluctuate with the demands of end users. Nineteen companies are evaluated in the most recent Magic Quadrant for this market.
Source: Gartner RAS Core Research Note. G00127206, Alex Soejarto, Frances
Karamouzis, 8 April 2005, R1451 06012006

Management Summary

The continued demand by businesses for external service providers (ESPs) across the consulting and systems integration life cycle for enterprise resource planning ERP
initiatives, coupled with the growing number of service providers and delivery models (including offshore resources), has led to a multitude of choices in this market segment.

This Strategic Analysis Report examines the service provider landscape for tßhe market segment defined by enterprise buyers focused on implementing ERP (finance and accounting, or F&A, and HR) functionality in any of the mainstream packages (such as SAP Consulting; Oracle, including PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards; Lawson Software; Baan; and Microsoft).

In addition, key evaluation criteria for the ESP landscape are included.