Gartner Research

Use a Pace-Layered Application Strategy to Optimize SAP Enablement of Business Strategies

Published: 09 May 2013

ID: G00249666

Analyst(s): Carol Hardcastle, Derek Prior

Summary

Many organizations that have implemented SAP adopted a best-of-SAP strategy. As business moves its focus to differentiation and innovation capabilities, Gartner's pace-layered approach will help SAP-centric IT organizations refine and execute their application strategies to meet these needs.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Existing SAP-centric strategies cannot support all business capabilities and IT, which will impede business agility and competitive position
  • Uncontrolled provision and deployment of differentiating and innovation capabilities results in increased cost and complexity for IT
  • A Pace-Layered Application Strategy without connecting technology does not provide integrated differentiating business capabilities for IT leaders

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