Gartner Research

ERP Consolidation: Standardizing Processes and Evaluating Your Options

Published: 01 December 2010

ID: G00209072

Analyst(s): Bill Swanton

Summary

Companies overhauling their application environments by consolidating ERP systems need to balance achieving business value with minimizing cost, risk and disruption.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • ERP Consolidation Can't Be Justified on IT Savings Alone
  • Process Governance Is a Key to Successful Adoption and Benefits Realization
  • Pick Your ERP Instance Strategy Based on the Degree of Standardization Required
  • A Single Global Instance of ERP Isn't Right for Everyone
  • Rollout Strategies Can Reduce Cost and Risk
  • Easier Integration of Acquisitions Is a Frequent Benefit of Skills Gained Through Instance Consolidation Projects

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