Last May, Microsoft announced that it will no longer be investing in new features to Management Reporter and that it has partnered with Jet Reports
The ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) concept grew out of early accounting systems; the idea that you should join up all your disparate engine-room components to have an integrated, holistic view of operations. ERP suites from Oracle, Microsoft, SAP and others were intended to create a one-stop shop for payroll, invoicing, HR, logistics, supply chains, general ledger and all line of business systems like manufacturing or supply chain.
There has been a recent plethora of blogs about the “death of on premise ERP” as companies utilize SaaS for critical business functions. The blogs say that as nimble, less costly SaaS systems replace ERP components, the whole concept of a single system crashes to the earth.