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ERP software penetration in the Netherlands 2019, by industry

In 2019, roughly 93 percent of the companies (both commercial and public) that used the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software were working within the manufacturing segment. Just over 92 percent of the companies using ERP were wholesalers and retailers, whereas 87.2 percent of the ERP users were found within the construction industry. Observing the share of companies using ERP solutions, approximately 25 percent used SAP software in the Netherlands in 2018. AFAS software was used by 17.6 percent of the companies, whereas 14.2 percent had Microsoft as their software for ERP solutions.

Revenue of AFAS Software

AFAS Software (Applications for Administrative Solutions) is a Dutch company which develops business software like ERP and CRM systems. As of 2018, AFAS generated a total net revenue 142 million euros. This is an increase compared to the previous year, when the revenue amounted to just over 120 million euros. Categorizing the net revenue by country, AFAS had the most revenue in the Netherlands and Belgium. The software company’s revenue amounted to nearly 135 million euros in the Netherlands in 2018, whereas in Belgium it amounted to roughly four million euros.

ERP solutions within the public domain segment

Exact was the leading vendor based on the share of companies using ERP software in the public domain segment in the Netherlands in 2019. 25 percent of the companies with ERP solutions had the software from AFAS, whereas SAP and Exact was used by 20 and 19 percent of the companies, respectively.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software penetration in the Netherlands in 2019, by industry

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Release date

July 2019



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Number of respondents

5,200 respondents

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

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* 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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