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Epicor's Vision and Strategy for Cloud ERP
I recently had the opportunity, during Epicor’s global customer conference, to talk with Chad Meyer, director of product marketing, and he shared with me some

my estimates  interface,” as described by my colleague Aleksey Osintsev in TEC’s product certification report . Even though the level of adoption of SaaS ERP is still relatively low ( estimated at 2% of the ERP market by Forrester and 7% by Gartner), most major vendors are preparing for the near future, when the increase in demand may be significant— Forrester estimates  an increase of about 20% per year through 2015. With its new SaaS offering for the enterprise, Epicor will be one of very few vendors offering

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