Aberdeen ranking: Lawson delivers most benefits per dollar for midsize manufacturer

By Manufacturing Business Technology Staff August 9, 2007

Based on a survey of 645 midsize manufacturing companies, Boston-based Aberdeen Group ranks Lawson the top provider of business performance improvement for the money, when compared to five other ERP vendors.
Aberdeen cites Lawson for more measurable business improvement given the same investment in software and associated professional services over QAD, Epicor, SAP, Oracle, and Infor.
The report, The Total Cost of ERP Ownership in Mid-Size Companies , offers these particular comparisons:
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About the Studies
Aberdeen’s results are based on a survey of 645 manufacturing companies with annual revenues between $50 million and $1 billion. The firm selected vendors for the two reports— The Total Cost of ERP Ownership in Mid-Size Companies and The Cost of ERP Functionality —based on the sample size available from its pool of survey respondents. Samples per vendor ranged from 41 to 275. If a sample size was less than 100, vendors were only included in the study if responses were uniform and consistent.