Gartner Research

Address Integration for Hybrid Postmodern ERP and Business Application Scenarios

Published: 31 July 2015

ID: G00278443

Analyst(s): Jess Thompson, Mike Guay

Summary

Hybrid postmodern ERP scenarios are growing in prominence but integration is often an afterthought. ERP, IT and integration leaders must address integration needs in hybrid scenarios to assure data and process integrity.

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Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The adoption of cloud-based business applications has resulted in hybrid ERP scenarios without appropriate governance and IT involvement, leaving organizations at risk of returning to the bad old days of "best of breed" application deployments
  • Failure to plan for multisourced business solutions and increased integration requirements in a postmodern ERP hybrid scenario will erode the value and agility expected, resulting in your organization wasting time, effort and resources
  • Systematic approaches for on-premises-to-on-premises application integration are not agile enough for hybrid postmodern ERP scenarios; this is compounded by the proliferation and rapid evolution of cloud application integration technologies, business applications and vendor roadmaps, making it difficult for organizations to bet on long-term strategic vendor direction

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