The CXOs' Choice Award for Enterprise Software Suites research asks various C-level executives (CXOs) and other leading organizational/department decision makers across the United States to evaluate attributes of Enterprise Software Suites.
"The Choice Awards are part of Frost & Sullivan's global program to recognize outstanding companies who exhibit the best practices across key growth drivers," says Frost & Sullivan Chairman David Frigstad. "Our belief is that companies who excel will continue to grow and flourish."
Frost & Sullivan asks CXOs to choose the "best" Enterprise Software developers in the following categories/features: After Sales Support, After Sales Training, Application, Customization, Functionality, Innovation, Maintenance, Quality Control, Return-on-Investment (ROI), Security, Upgrades and User Friendly. The three general types of Enterprise Software Suites being tested are: Enterprise Resource Management (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Chain Supply Management (CSM).
"This is the first time we are conducting this research and we are very interested to see what U.S. organizations have to say about the Enterprise Software Suites they have 'shopped' and are currently using," says Frost & Sullivan Director of Competitive Benchmarking Services Tonya Fowler. "Given that these products/services are largely concentrated within the manufacturing and service industries, we are specifically surveying organizational decision makers from those select industries."
CXOs evaluated an exhaustive list of developers and also had the opportunity to rate any additional developers not included on the list. The major award candidates include:
• Infor Global Solutions
• Ross Enterprise
• Sage Software
"We are excited about this new area of study in the Choice Award Program and are already planning to replicate this study in late 2008," adds Fowler.
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Frost & Sullivan's Competitive Benchmarking Services is a division of the Customer Research team that conducts independent, non-sponsored research among end-users to evaluate and measure companies that are top performers for their products, processes and services. Specifically, Competitive Benchmarking Services surveys respondents that are deemed experts (i.e., CXOs, Automotive Technicians, Paint Contractors, etc.) in the wide range of industries that Frost & Sullivan supports.
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