Tier II - this is where Metasystems Accelerated ERP fits
These vendors are a good fit for most small and midsize manufacturers.
The software provided by these vendors offer rich functionality and run on a variety of technologies. Expect higher involvement from these vendors or their representatives (see below) in the implementation of the software. For companies with any type of complexity in manufacturing, sales or engineering processes; software packages in this Tier would be a good choice.
- Offer a high degree of functionality and varied ERP applications.
- May be targeted to a specific industry. Some software packages were first developed to support a specific industry. These work well in their particular industry but struggle when used outside that industry.
- The software is normally sold through a Value Added Reseller (VAR). The same VAR will offer implementation services as well (see note below).
- A significant amount of consolidation has taken place amongst Tier II vendors. It is not uncommon to see one vendor offer many different ERP packages.
- Usually priced by user