Gartner Research

Postmodern ERP Strategy Is Key to Success With ERP Initiatives

Published: 11 August 2015

ID: G00278860

Analyst(s): Nigel Rayner

Summary

A well-defined strategy that takes account of the disruptive challenges created by postmodern ERP is key to success with ERP initiatives. CIOs and application leaders need to ensure ERP strategy is agreed before any detailed technology evaluation commences.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Analysis

  • Understand Why Postmodern ERP Means ERP Is Not a "Thing," Nor Is It Linked to Specific Vendors
    • A Revised Definition of ERP
    • Same Goal, Different Technology Delivery and Governance
  • Perform a Market Scan to Identify Potential Postmodern Approaches to ERP
    • The ERP Market Is Changing
    • There Is No Single "ERP" Magic Quadrant
  • Define and Agree ERP Strategy Before Starting Formal Vendor Evaluation
  • Define Your Current and Target ERP Architecture in Terms of Gartner's HOOF Model
  • Plan for the Changing Role of IT in Postmodern ERP

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