IT spending by automakers to grow due to ERP consolidations

IT spending among automotive parts manufacturers is expected to grow in 2005, particularly among companies that are implementing new enterprise-resource-planning platforms, according to Deloitte and Touche USA LLP and the Original Equipment Suppliers Association. More than 50% of the companies surveyed said they’re consolidating their existing ERP platforms, and 25% of those companies already have selected vendors or are implementing a new ERP platform as their primary IT infrastructure.