The sixth ERP HEADtoHEAD™ event took place in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dublin with over 120 people in attendance, the largest and most exciting event to-date. The event is organised by leading ERP experts, Lumenia, and offers delegates a unique opportunity to compare 12 products from leading ERP solutions providers, all under one roof.
ERP System Selection and Comparison at 1 event.
The event started with elevator speeches from the vendors of the 12 ERP products on display – Netsuite, QAD, Sage ERP X3, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Oracle, IFS, Infor CSI, Microsoft Dynamics AX, Epicor, eFACES E/8, Intact IQ and SAP Business One. This gave attendees a quick overview of each product and helped them decide which session to attend.
Over the two days the 12 products were demonstrated based on defined scripts, allowing for a true like-for-like comparison for finance and IT executives. Products were presented from each company, with presentations taking place in four parallel streams covering Finance, Production, Procurement and Sales.
Each presenting company also had a stand which allowed attendees to talk in more detail with the vendors and get answers to specific questions. The event also allowed for plenty of time to network with other organisations planning to implement or upgrade ERP.
An event highlight was the panel discussion on ‘Avoiding ERP Implementation Mistakes’. A panel of experts, all of whom have implemented ERP, talked about their experiences good and bad on implementing ERP and highlighted things they might do differently next time.
Sean Jackson, Managing Director at Lumenia, gave a thought provoking presentation on ‘Benefits Quantification – The Key to ERP Project Success’.
The event closed with the announcement of the winner of the “ERP HEADtoHEAD™ Best Vendor Demonstration – Ireland 2016”. EFACS E/8 demonstrated by Profitsflow.com was the 2016 winner with an overall delegate satisfaction rating of 90.7%.
“We have received very positive feedback both from vendors and attendees on the ERP HEADtoHEAD™. Each event gets better and better and we are now planning the next one in the UK in March 2017 with a return to Ireland in October 2017”, commented Sean Jackson, Managing Director, Lumenia.