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How to Renovate Your ERP to Provide a Digital-Ready Core

Published: 16 July 2014

ID: G00266866

Analyst(s): Carol Hardcastle


ERP solutions must be fit-for-purpose to enable new business initiatives, but IT often struggles to secure business engagement and funding for critical improvements. ERP leaders should follow these best practices to renovate their ERP solutions to underpin enterprise digitalization.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Adopt a Strategic Perspective — Position the Renovation in the Context of Other Business Needs for Differentiation and Innovation
  • Scope Renovation Plans Fully, and Identify and Exploit Opportunities to Do the Renovation in Parallel With New Investments
  • Secure Sponsorship for Renovation From Key Business Stakeholders
  • Develop or Update the TCO Model, Using Renovation Work to Optimize the TCO for ERP

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