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Life Cycle Guide to ERP Research, Update 2014

Published: 13 October 2014

ID: G00270374

Analyst(s): Denise Ganly


Successfully managing complex investments, such as ERP, demands a life cycle approach that extends beyond the initial deployment. CIOs should use this research to improve their planning and execution of all stages of the ERP life cycle.

Table Of Contents


Research Highlights

  • Strategize and Plan
    • Strategy Decisions
    • Business-IT Alignment
    • Nexus of Forces
    • Benefits Life Cycle
    • Project Management and Prioritization
    • Pace Layering
  • Architect
    • Requirements
    • Governance
    • Organizational Change Management
  • Select
    • ERP and SI Selection Issues
    • RFI and RFP Development
    • Midmarket Considerations
  • Deploy
    • Deployment Considerations
    • Success Factors and Risk Management
    • Skills Management
    • Competency Centers
  • Operate and Evolve
    • Operate
    • Postimplementation Review
    • Value
    • Application Portfolio Management
    • Application Overhaul
    • Innovation

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