Gartner Research

Manage and Optimize the Lifetime TCO for ERP

Published: 26 July 2013

ID: G00253565

Analyst(s): Carol Hardcastle, Denise Ganly


IT leaders must recognize, manage and optimize the lifetime total cost of ownership for ERP, whether adopting a traditional, hybrid or cloud ERP strategy. Organizations that actively manage lifetime ERP costs and benefits experience the best return on investment.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Develop and Maintain a Lifetime TCO Model for ERP
  • Develop and Maintain a Lifetime TBR Model for ERP
  • Exploit Solutions, Tools and Approaches That Reduce Non-Value-Adding Costs
  • Make Choices and Decisions Based on the Lifetime Total Costs and Benefits of the Connected Set of Solutions

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