Gartner Research

ERP Strategy Must Address the Challenges of Postmodern ERP

Published: 29 May 2014

ID: G00263797

Analyst(s): Nigel Rayner


A well-defined ERP strategy that is agreed to by business leaders is key to success for ERP initiatives. CIOs and application leaders must ensure that their ERP strategies cope with the disruptive challenges created by postmodern ERP, and they should monitor market developments and vendor road maps.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • What Is ERP?
    • Administrative ERP Strategy
    • Operational ERP Strategy
  • ERP Benefits
    • Tangible Business Benefits
    • Intangible Business Benefits
    • Strategic Business Benefits
  • Define and Agree on an ERP Strategy Before Evaluating Vendors
  • Postmodern ERP Creates Additional Challenges
  • How to Define a Postmodern ERP Strategy
    • Define Your Target ERP Architecture in Terms of Gartner's HOOF Model
    • Identify When, How Fast and What Your ERP Landscape Will Move to the Cloud
    • Factor Specialist SaaS Applications Into Your ERP Strategy
    • Include Cloud Services Integration in Your ERP Strategy
  • Monitor the Impact of Market Developments on Your ERP Strategy

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