Aberdeen Group Relaunches ERP Research Practice, Renamed "Business Planning and Execution"

Aberdeen Group Relaunches ERP Research Practice, Renamed "Business Planning and 
New Name Reflects Emphasis on Enterprise-Level Applications
Supporting Business Strategy, Process Design and Integration,
BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/01/13 --  Aberdeen Group, a
Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), today announced that it has renamed
its "Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)" research practice to
"Business Planning and Execution (BPE)" to more accurately represent
the practice emphasis on enterprise-level applications supporting
business strategy, process design and integration, and
Specific topic areas addressed by the BPE research practice include
Business Process Management (BPM), Enterprise Performance Management
(EPM), Professional Services Automation (PSA), Project Management,
ERP, as well as financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting. 
"ERP originated in the manufacturing industry, but the business
landscape has changed significantly since the concept and term were
first coined," according to Nick Castellina, Senior Research Analyst,
Business Planning and Execution. "ERP became the default term for
application integration even as the concept expanded into industries
and disciplines such as accounting and human resources. BPE reflects
a broader range of activities across all industries."  
Research activities by the BPE research practice will examine
industry trends surrounding enterprise-level applications, and the
ways in which those tools can be used by senior executives and heads
of Line-of-Business (LoB) to make better-informed, data-driven
business and technology-acquisition decisions.  
Working with Nick Castellina is Senior Research Associate Peter
Krensky, who holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Amherst
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