Gartner Research

ERP Requirements-Gathering Considerations and Guidelines

Published: 27 January 2012

ID: G00226696

Analyst(s): Denise Ganly


Most organizations struggle with defining their ERP requirements. These guidelines and considerations can be used by CIOs, IT leaders and business application managers to help structure and focus requirements-gathering efforts.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • ERP Requirements Considerations
    • The Importance of an ERP Strategy to Requirements Definition
    • ERP Strategy and Process Integrity
    • Understanding the Four ERP Constituencies
    • Applying Pace Layering to Requirements Definition
  • Requirements-Gathering Guidelines
    • How Pace Layering Affects Requirements Gathering
    • Multiple Business/Process Models
    • Industry Needs
    • Innovation Speed
    • Alternatives to Requirements

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