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Life Cycle Guide to ERP Research, Update 2015

Published: 02 September 2015

ID: G00278219

Analyst(s): Denise Ganly


Successfully managing complex investments such as those arising from postmodern ERP strategies demands a life cycle approach that extends from the "idea" to the long-term operations. ERP leaders should use this roundup of research to improve their planning and execution of the ERP life cycle.

Table Of Contents


Research Highlights

  • Strategize and Plan
    • Strategy Decisions
    • Business-IT Alignment
    • Digital Business
    • Costs, Benefits and the Business Case
    • Project Management and Prioritization
    • Pace Layering
  • Architect
    • Requirements
    • Governance
    • Integration (Process, Data and Information)
    • 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
    • Innovation

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