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A Community for ERP Buyers, Implementors and Practitioners is a online community focused on Enterprise Resource Planning software, strategies, processes and complimentary solutions.

Our purpose is to harness the best independent and objective information, advice and news to help business and IT leaders make better, faster and more informed decisions regarding ERP software purchases, deployments and post-implementation utilization. The site is free of vendor advertising and influence. We invite all to engage in our pursuit of maximizing value while reducing risk of ERP strategies and software solutions.
About CRM search

About ERP search is an information destination and community forum that helps ERP software buyers, implementors and operators make better ERP software purchase and operations decisions. Enterprise Resource Planning software evaluations and purchase decisions are complex and fraught with risk. Business executives and technology buyers seek the best independent analysis, useful research and tools to help make better decisions more quickly. The purpose of ERPsearch is to be an outstanding source to educate website readers in the topics of ERP software selection, implementation and post operation improvement. ERPsearch also provides in-depth coverage of related ERP software topics such as Enterprise 2.0, social ERP, cloud computing, open source ERP products, global and international ERP products by region, industry specific ERP solutions and other facets important to the community.

The community combines a focused interest in ERP strategies and solutions with a diverse community of business executives, IT leaders, practitioners, consultants, academics, media and suppliers. As a trusted source of independent, expert and balanced research, opinion and advice, the community provides first-hand experience, commentary and collaboration so that its members can share and interpret for themselves unbiased information they can use to grow their careers and businesses.

A Unique Approach to a Enterprise Resource Planning Community

As community facilitators, ERP search creates and syndicates research and original content. We perform 8 research projects annually in order to continually advance customer relationship management software topics with new thought and helpful analysis. As you can see throughout the website, we also curate third party content. As the volume of Web content proliferates at increasing speed, creating an intelligent and trustworthy method of gathering, filtering, organizing, extending, distributing and collectively maturing information, via an act of human expert editors, creates value for the community.

Although there is an abundance of information on the Web, it is largely fragmented, outdated, vendor biased, difficult to find or just insufficient for making informed purchase and business decisions. We seek to organize, prioritize and filter content into freely consumable information delivered by trusted and transparent sources. As curators, we seek to moderate a dynamic communications ecosystem which brings together highly fragmented conversations from analysts, influencers, bloggers, vendors, and industry commentators. Content curation goes far beyond aggregation by socializing and extending it in new and innovative ways by the community.

We seek to promote the maturation of unorganized and unfiltered content into consumable and freely available insight, by a process of:

  1. Providing a trusted, transparent and interactive communication medium;
  2. Acting as a community sponsor, creator of original content, curator for complimentary information and moderator for community socialized content;
  3. Soliciting an active stakeholder community of thought leaders, relevant experts, experienced practitioners, user customers, industry media and interested participants;
  4. Stimulating the community conversation and filtering curated and user generated content through a transparent democratization process;
  5. Thinking at a consumer level; and
  6. Evolving insight with continued research projects, analysis and findings which further evolve the topics important to the community.

More Than Journalists

We're much more than community facilitators. We're passionate and we're also a few other things.

  • As facilitators, journalists and providers of original content and research we believe in advocacy journalism, belong to the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) and subscribe to Editorial Practices and Conduct.
  • We're committed to industry change. We know ERP strategy and methods must be and will be reinvented, ERP failure rates must be remedied and helpful content should be accessible and free.
  • We're social as we desire to tap into a much larger and more powerful community. Crowd sourcing and the benefits of community are the single greatest asset to achieve industry change.
  • We're green and we care about sustainability and the environment. If this topic interests you, check out our sustainability plan and then learn how you can get involved.
  • We're philanthropists. We embrace corporate social responsibility and give-back programs. We support and advance the Vantive Foundation with all of our assets, including our time, skills and money. Our foundation will be our legacy.

Our values are well integrated into the fabric of our organization. The company's 501(c)(3) foundation is part of our business model. As our company grows, our foundation grows in equal proportion. All staff are given paid time off to volunteer and are encouraged to invest themselves is something greater than themselves. Our goal is to change corporate philanthropy from simply writing a check to leveraging all of our assets and resources to make change.






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