Gartner Research

Optimize Your SAP Investment Using Pace Layering

Published: 03 November 2014

ID: G00270797

Analyst(s): Carol Hardcastle, Derek Prior

Summary

Many organizations that have implemented SAP adopted a "best of SAP" strategy. As they focus on differentiation and innovation capabilities, IT leaders in SAP-centric enterprises should leverage Gartner's pace-layered approach to refine and execute their application strategies to meet these needs.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Develop a Pace-Layered Application Strategy That Defines How You Deploy SAP Solutions to Support Systems of Record, Differentiation and Innovation
  • Renovate the Core SAP System of Record Layer (If Needed) and Implement Effective, Balanced Governance Across All Layers
  • Implement an Application Integration Strategy of Connecting Technology to Develop Solutions That Provide Truly Differentiating Capabilities
  • Adjust SAP-Centric and Systems-of-Record-Focused Organization, Methods, Processes and Tools for Systems of Differentiation and Innovation

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