Gartner Research

Best Practices for Managing and Maintaining a Global ERP Template

Published: 26 September 2013

ID: G00252747

Analyst(s): Pat Phelan, Carol Hardcastle


A well-managed global template enables a common global business model, reduces ERP complexity and lowers ERP TCO. ERP leaders should use this research to help manage and maintain a global ERP template that supports strategic enterprise goals of standardization and harmonization.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Empower a Template Management Team to Develop, Manage and Govern the Template, Supported by Active Business Sponsorship
  • Promote Agility by Knowing Where to Draw the Line Between Standardization and Variation
  • Put Governance Guidelines and Rules in Place to Ensure Adoption of the Template
  • Manage Evolution of the Template Over Time as Business and Technology Evolve
  • Stratify the Global ERP If Using a Pace-Layered Application Strategy, to Maximize the Benefits Achieved and Simplify Template Change Decisions

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