The manufacturing sector gave rise to the Enterprise Resource Planning (“ERP”) genre of software, designed to manage production, sale and distribution of manufactured items and among the most complicated and customizable software solutions available. Manufacturers also employ software for tasks such as inventory and warehouse management, order entry and managing relationships with customers and suppliers. Implementing such software can be costly and time-consuming, and disputes over failure, delay, or intellectual property rights can have a major impact on the companies involved. DisputeSoft has served as an independent expert for developers and implementers of ERP software as well as for the manufacturers who implement and use ERP systems. We have also represented manufacturers in theft of trade secret disputes.