Derek Singleton is the ERP Market Analyst at Software Advice, a research firm that reports on technologies, topics and trends in the enterprise. In addition to keeping abreast with enterprise technologies in the Distribution, Manufacturing and ERP markets, Derek closely follows and reports on how emerging trends are impacting these industries. He pays particular attention to how businesses can use technology and business strategy to adapt and overcome the challenges these trends present. Prior to joining Software Advice, Derek was the Business Development Analyst at Imani Energy, a solar energy startup based out of Los Angeles, CA. blog.softwareadvice.com. Twitter @ERPAdvice.