Middle East and North Africa ERP market up 33%

The segment of ERP-solutions soared by 33% in 2006 to almost $206 mln. CRM as part of enterprise application suites was second most in demand, shooting up by 97.5% year on year to $38.5 mln, according to IDC. Supply chain management (SCM) was third with a value of $33.8 mln, an almost 39% YTY increase in spending. Process manufacturing was the second-largest vertical, with more than 16%, and the government sector, including healthcare and education, ranked third, accounting for nearly 14% of total EAS investment in the region in 2007.