Gartner Research

2015 Strategic Road Map for Postmodern ERP

Published: 25 February 2015

ID: G00274934

Analyst(s): Alexander Drobik, Nigel Rayner


This research updates the previous postmodern ERP strategic road map research to take account of market trends and new technologies. Postmodern ERP is a reality today. CIOs and ERP leaders should ensure they are planning and executing their ERP strategy in line with this road map.

Table Of Contents


  • Why Is Postmodern ERP Important?
  • Leveraging Postmodern ERP
  • Future State
    • Postmodern ERP Strategy and User Functionality Defined by Gartner's Pace-Layered Application Strategy
    • Hybrid of Loosely Coupled Cloud and On-Premises ERP Applications
    • Cloud Applications for All Business Capabilities Are Available
    • Platform as a Service Adopted for Integration and Development Needs
    • Multienterprise and Intraenterprise Integration Will Be Achieved Equally Easily
    • Advanced Analytics Embedded in ERP Applications
    • Technologies for Digital Business, IMC, IoT, Mobile and Big Data Are Supported Natively by the ERP Architecture
  • Current State
    • Declining Focus on Single-Vendor, Fewer-Instance Suite Deployment
    • Tactical Adoption of Cloud SaaS, Sometimes as "Unwanted Shadow IT" Initiatives
    • ERP Focused on Cost Savings or Marginalized as Unrenovated Core "Old Technology"
    • Commodity Best Practices Prioritized Over Differentiation and Innovation
    • Mobile Still Seen as Tactical Gateway Extensions
    • Analytics Driven From BI Platforms by "Hot Spot" IMC Projects
  • Gap Analysis and Interdependencies
  • Migration Plan
    • Higher Priority
    • Medium Priority
    • Lower Priority

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