Gartner Research

Use SaaS Applications in a Postmodern ERP Strategy to Drive User Acceptance and Process Improvement

Published: 01 April 2014

ID: G00262375

Analyst(s): Nigel Rayner

Summary

Application leaders managing ERP systems are struggling to meet user demands for better usability and agile delivery of new functionality. Using SaaS applications in a hybrid ERP strategy can drive user acceptance and greater efficiency without compromising the business goals of an ERP initiative.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Understand How SaaS Applications Can Deliver Benefits in a Hybrid ERP Strategy
  • Review Your ERP Landscape to Identify "Shadow" Hybridization
  • Identify the Application Areas and Functions Where SaaS Specialist Applications Might Complement Core ERP
  • Manage Specialist SaaS Applications as If They Are Systems of Differentiation (Even Though They May Be Systems of Record)
  • Monitor ERP Vendor Road Maps and Market Developments

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