Leading ERP vendors in the Netherlands 2018

As of 2018, approximately 25 percent of the companies using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) used the software from SAP, which is a German multinational software corporation. AFAS Software was used by 17.6 percent of the companies, whereas Microsoft ERP software was installed by roughly 14 percent of the companies. Observing the penetration rate or ERP software by industry, just over 90 percent was used by the manufacturing industry in 2016, whereas the wholesale, retail, and construction industries had a penetration rate of 85 and 79.1 percent, respectively.

Usage of ERP software within business segments

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is an integrated management system (software) that gives the company a continuous updated view of business processes like cash, raw materials, production capacity etc. The main vendors that were used by companies within the medium sized business segment were Exact, Microsoft and SAP. Exact was used by 21 percent of the companies in 2018, whereas roughly 15 and ten percent of the businesses were using Microsoft and SAP ERP software in the same year. Within the national enterprise segment, Microsoft had a penetration rate of 24 percent and was the leading vendor within this segment in 2018.

Software usage by big data companies

Just over 48 percent of the company’s home in big data were using ERP software in the Netherlands in 2017. This is slightly more than the CRM system software, which was used by 48 percent of the big data companies in the Netherlands.

Leading Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) vendors in the Netherlands in 2018

Share of the companies which use an ERP solution
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Release date

March 2018



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Number of respondents

5,500 respondents

Special properties

companies, both commercial and public, with at least 50 employees

Supplementary notes

* The source defines this category as companies "which rely on an internally or externally developed custom build program".

** The source does not specify the date of the survey, but only mentions that it took place over the past 18 months.

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