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Apply Pace Layering to Your ERP Strategy When Gathering Requirements

Published: 19 September 2013

ID: G00255595

Analyst(s): Denise Ganly


Organizations often become stuck in an endless loop of requirements gathering or gloss over the need for this step altogether. CIOs, IT leaders and business application managers should use this research to establish a pace-layering strategy that can structure their efforts.

Table Of Contents


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

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