Gartner Research

Managing SCM Applications Through Standardization, Configuration and Customization

Published: 01 February 2013

ID: G00234393

Analyst(s): Christian Titze


Implementing a vanilla SCM solution is an aspiration, but, in reality, configuration and customization are required. This research clarifies terminology and adoption for SCM applications, and provides an overview of deployment options from an architectural and delivery model standpoint.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • For companies, general application adoption principles are as relevant for SCM software as for ERP
    • Standardization
    • Configuration
    • Customization
  • For companies, architectural deployment options for SCM software show fewer but different alternatives
  • For companies, alternative delivery models have a higher penetration in SCM than in ERP

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