There has been noise in the US public sector about a strong federal (Feds) interest in ERP applications. This, coupled with the Feds customary huge purchasing appetite for goods and services ranging from consulting to purchasing military devices and components, building, many businesses that have previously competed only in the commercial sector are tempted to feed the Feds. However, the Feds' peculiar and idiosyncratic regulatory requirements provide high barriers to entry, and novice companies that are not already offering the functionality for the sector will likely not be able to tap the recent surge in Defense and other federal markets.
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will hit $7.7 billion (USD) in fiscal 2009, a 37 percent increase over fiscal 2004 spending of $5.6 billion (USD), according to a report released at the end of August by INPUT ( www.input.com ), the leading provider of government market intelligence based in Chantilly, Virginia (US). Extended ERP systems combine many disparate software applications for such business functions as financial, accounting, purchase management, human resources (HR), supply chain and logistics, into a single integrated system (f