Gartner Research

When to Consider a Single-Instance ERP Strategy

Published: 01 December 2010

ID: G00209183

Analyst(s): Nigel Rayner


Single-instance ERP strategies seem like attractive options to many C-level executives. Although these strategies offer significant benefits, they are high-risk, high-cost projects. Undertake such a project only if it matches most of Gartner's single-instance success factors.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Enterprise Profile Elements
    • Business Model
    • Corporate Culture and Policy Definition
    • Geographical Concentration
    • Business Environment
    • Merger, Acquisition and Divestiture Status
    • Established ERP Systems
    • Technology Environment
  • Determining Who Drives the Initiative
  • What to Do If the Challenges Outweigh the Success Factors

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