Applying Pace Layering to Customer-Centric Order Management Processes and Applications

Archived Published: 14 July 2011 ID: G00213908


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Gartner's Pace-Layered Application Strategy helps order management and sales organizations develop a customer-focused, flexible innovative business strategy. This model enables order management architectures to respond better to customer and market changes, and to leverage existing order management investments.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Introduction: The Scope of Customer-Centric Order Management
    • What Is Pace Layering?
    • What Is Connective Tissue?
      • Enterprise Information Management (EIM) and Analytics
      • Business Process Management
      • Application Architecture and Process Integration
    • Order Management Applications
    • Classifying Order Management Applications to the Right Pace Layer
      • Questions to Identify Systems of Record
      • Questions to Identify Systems of Differentiation
      • Questions to Identify of Systems of Innovation
    • Applying Pace Layering to Customer-Centric Order Management
      • Pace Layering in a Manufacturer Moving to a Solution Delivery Strategy
      • Evolution of Manufacturer's Solution Delivery Strategy
      • Example of Retailer Moving to True Multichannel Capabilities
      • Evolution of Retailer Moving to True Multichannel Capabilities
    • Recommendations for (Domain) Pace Layers
      • Guidance for Systems of Record
      • Guidance for Systems of Differentiation
      • Guidance for Systems of Innovation
    • Applications Frequently Migrate Between Layers
    • New Applications Should Be Classified at Point of Conception
    • Conclusion
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