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How to Accelerate Your ERP Requirements Definition

Published: 02 December 2011

ID: G00225089

Analyst(s): Pat Phelan , Sunil Padmanabh


Properly defined requirements form the foundation of a successful ERP/business application implementation. When done well, they serve as a road map for the implementation, and can minimize the downstream impact on the application throughout its implementation/upgrade life cycle and deployment.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • The Need for Getting ERP Requirements Right
  • How a Poor Requirements Definition Manifests During the ERP Life Cycle
  • How to Fast-Track the Requirements Definition and Ensure Accuracy/Completeness
    • Align ERP-Based Business Requirements With Enterprise Business Goals and Objectives
    • Use of Tools and Templates for the Structured Requirements Definition
    • Reaching the Right Number of Requirements: How Much Is Sufficient?
    • Building Consensus and Freezing Requirements
  • Future of Requirements Definition

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