Use Gartner's Pace-Layered Application Strategy to Better Manage Your Financial Management Application Portfolio

Archived Published: 24 June 2011 ID: G00213657

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Gartner's Pace-Layered Application Strategy can help finance organizations develop an effective, flexible and innovative business strategy. Use this model to deconstruct your portfolio of financial management applications and develop a long-term, dynamic technology plan that fully leverages your IT investments.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Introduction: The Scope of FM Applications
    • What Is Pace Layering?
    • What Is Connective Tissue?
      • EIM and Analytics
      • Application Architecture and Process Integration
    • FM Applications
    • Classifying FM Applications to the Right Pace Layer
      • Questions to Identify of Systems of Innovation
      • Questions to Identify Systems of Differentiation
      • Questions to Identify Systems of Record
    • Applying Pace Layering to FM Applications
      • Midsize, Product-Centric Company With a B2B Focus
      • Midsize Service-Centric Company
      • Large Multinational With Single-Instance ERP and Shared Services
    • Recommendations for FM Pace Layers
      • Guidance for Systems of Record
      • Guidance for Systems of Differentiation
      • Guidance for Systems of Innovation
    • Applications Frequently Migrate Among Layers
    • New Applications Should Be Classified at Point of Conception
    • Conclusion
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