Gartner Research

'Depreciation,' 'Amortization' and 'Useful Life' for ERP Are Not Synonymous

Published: 25 April 2014

ID: G00262435

Analyst(s): Denise Ganly


Nonaccounting professionals assume depreciation and amortization mean "useful asset life" when calculating TCO and ROI for ERP. CIOs and business leaders need to understand the differences between these terms and useful life to appropriately calculate costs for ERP.

Table Of Contents


  • Depreciation and Amortization in Relation to ERP Investments
  • Useful Life of an ERP Investment

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