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ERP Strategy: Ten Steps to Perfect ERP Plans

Published: 05 March 2014

ID: G00261450

Analyst(s): Carol Hardcastle, Nigel Montgomery


ERP leaders cannot develop successful ERP plans with a poorly defined or ignored ERP strategy, or if business ownership is lacking. Gartner's recommended framework will help ERP leaders and business stakeholders build strategy-driven ERP plans that will meet business objectives.

Table Of Contents


  • The ERP Life Cycle
  • ERP Strategy to Plan Framework
  • Inventory and Assess
    • Step 1. Inventory the As-Is Systems
    • Step 2. Assess Opportunities and Risks
  • Describe Target
    • Step 3. Determine the Target Business Model
    • Step 4. Determine the Key Scenarios
    • Step 5. Define Detailed Business Outcomes
  • Needs, Constraints and Accountabilities
    • Step 6. Identify Capabilities and Resources
    • Step 7. Assess the Budget
    • Step 8. Establish Accountabilities for Benefits Realization
    • Step 9. Develop Plans
    • Step 10. Cross-Check Against ERP Strategy

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