Gartner Research

Develop a Strategic Road Map for Postmodern ERP in 2013 and Beyond

Published: 31 July 2013

ID: G00252735

Analyst(s): Alexander Drobik, Nigel Rayner


The bloated, all-encompassing ERP suite was killed by megavendors when they realized they couldn't keep up with users' needs and had to acquire, rather than build, the required functionality. CIOs and ERP leaders should develop plans for addressing this significant reality as quickly as possible.

Table Of Contents


  • Introducing Postmodern ERP
  • Future State
    • ERP Strategy and User Functionality Defined by Gartner's Pace-Layered Application Strategy
    • Hybrid of Loosely Coupled and On-Premises Applications
    • Cloud Applications Focused on People-Centric Functions
    • PaaS for Integration and Development
    • Multienterprise Enabled Through the Cloud
    • User-Centric Mobile Applications
    • In-Memory Computing and ERP Architecture
  • Current State
    • Single-Instance, Single-Vendor Strategy Focus
    • Operational Cost Focus
    • Commodity Best Practices, Instead of Differentiation and Innovation
    • User Resistance to ERP Adoption
    • Tactical Cloud SaaS Adoption
    • Mobile as a Tactical Gateway Extension
    • ERP Internal Integration Focus
    • Analytics Driven From Business Intelligence Platforms
  • Gap Analysis and Interdependencies
  • Migration Plan
    • Higher Priority
    • Medium Priority
    • Lower Priority

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