The market of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software will continue to decline this year as well, according to the latest survey ERP Romania 2010 carried out by Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC). After slowing down its development for the past two years after recession set in, the ERP market in Romania will continue to be on a standstill, due to the unstable economic climate caused by both international factors and incoherent and uncertain political measures in Romania.
Thus, last year the ERP market declined by approximately 17 percent compared to 2008. Since large span projects were not initiated in the last quarter, this year is also set to mark a decline, of 4 percent.
Pundits expect the market to return on growth in 2011, but a return to the revenues from ERP software and services posted in 2008 will only be seen in 2013.
“In 2009, due to the gravity of the financial and economic crisis, competition among suppliers of ERP solutions focused on lowering prices, sometimes even under the levels that were acceptable and budgeted by potential clients,” said Eugen Schwab, Managing Director PAC for Eastern Europe.
SAP and Oracle solutions are dominant on the ERP market, representing 9.5 percent and 7.1 percent respectively, from the total of software licenses and maintenance in 2009. The Charisma solution of Totalsoft is on the third place, followed by SIVECO Applications, each of these under 5 percent market share.
Next year the ERP market is expected to have a moderated growth, due to the shock it was submitted to in previous years and lack of confidence from the economic climate. The average annual growth of the total ERP software and services market that PAC expects between 2010- 2014 is around 14 percent.