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HRIS, CRM & ERP Research and Analysis

Vantive Research is a subsidiary of Vantive Enterprises and an original research group focused on discovery and analysis of factors that most influence or contribute to the realization of business objectives using application software.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Accounting System, Human Resource Information System (HRIS) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software evaluations and purchase decisions are complex and fraught with risk. Most enterprise software implementations do not achieve their time, budget and scope intentions, and even after reaching a go-live event, the majority of application software implementations fail to achieve their slated objectives and forecasted ROI. To do better than the norm, minimize risk and achieve their objectives, business executives and technology buyers seek the best independent analysis, meaningful research and tools to help make better decisions more quickly.

Our application software research and analysis focuses largely in two areas.

  1. Identifying and quantifying the factors that best contribute to the most strategic and highest payback business outcomes achieved with enabling application software. Secondary to this objective is to produce the methods, frameworks and repeatable processes to enable or manipulate those factors to achieve predicted results.

  2. Why enterprise software projects fail, and how such CRM, HRIS and ERP failures can be proactively mitigated. Our root cause analysis continues to show that a minority of factors contribute to the majority of under-performing and failed enterprise software projects. Clearly recognizing these factors allows management to proactively mitigate risks.

The narrow focus of Vantive Research results in independent, specific and actionable information and advice to help business and IT leaders design, evaluate, select, deploy, manage and optimize their enterprise software applications. When delivered in conjunction with our business software selection or software implementation project leadership services the information can be applied contextually for added value.

In addition to applying Vantive research results with application software selection and implementation projects, enterprise software research results are often distributed through highly trafficked Vantive Media website properties (such as, Customer.TV,,, and others), syndicated HRIS and ERP research partners and independent media organizations. Vantive CRM, HRIS and ERP research and analysis findings have been shared or highlighted by media organizations such as Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, ZDNet, SmartCompany, CIO magazine, Computerworld, CXO magazine and the BBC.

There is an abundance of CRM, HRIS and ERP application software information available on the Web. Unfortunately, it is largely fragmented, outdated, vendor biased, without specificity or just insufficient for aiding strategic business decisions related to enabling application software. Our research mission is to fill this void with specific, timely and actionable CRM, HRIS and ERP research and related content delivered from a trusted and transparent source.

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Vantive does the ERP research and ERP analysis so that we don't have to. The research results they shared during our project were eye opening, clearly directed how we assembled our project plan and most importantly allowed us to do our ERP implementation right the first time."

—Jim Trenton, CFO


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