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In Short: ERP Spending To Rise

The federal government will spend $7.7 billion on enterprise-resource-planning products and services in fiscal year 2009, up 37% from this year, says research firm Input.
The federal government will spend $7.7 billion on enterprise-resource-planning products and services in fiscal year 2009, up 37% from this year, says research firm Input. Civilian agencies will account for the largest portion of spending, senior analyst Chris Campbell says, with system consolidation at the Department of Homeland Security and administration-management goals promoting intra-agency and interagency collaboration playing a big part in the upsurge.