One in four UK companies put all apps projects ‘on hold’

A quarter of UK companies have been forced by economic circumstances to put all of their enterprise software deployments, including ERP projects, ‘on hold’, according to a survey conducted by IT body the National Computing Centre.

And of the companies surveyed, the majority of which fell into the £100 million to £1 billion annual turnover range, 41% had put some projects on hold due to the current economic climate.

Only 6% of respondents said they have increased investment in applications as a result of economic pressures, while 29% said there had been no impact.

However, many companies do expect to increase their investments in applications in the next year, with 47% planning enhancements or upgrades to their existing applications, and 24% considering new applications.

When asked whether their enterprise software fulfilled the organisation’s requirement, 47% claimed that it had met the majority of requirements, while 41% said projects fulfilled requirements partially. An unhappy 12% said that such software fulfils only a few of the organisation’s requirements.

Pete Swabey

Pete Swabey

Pete was Editor of Information Age and head of technology research for Vitesse Media plc from 2005 to 2013, before moving on to be Senior Editor and then Editorial Director at The Economist Intelligence...

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