Gartner Research

The Impact of Postmodern ERP on Procurement

Published: 01 February 2016

ID: G00294545

Analyst(s): Nigel Rayner , Magnus Bergfors

Summary

Modern specialist procurement vendors offer agile solutions that appeal to both procurement and business users. IT, finance and procurement leaders need to understand the benefits and challenges they bring, and collaborate to create a successful postmodern ERP strategy for procurement applications.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The emergence of cloud-delivered, specialized procurement solutions is allowing procurement organizations access to options that are a better fit, enabling them to manage spend more efficiently
  • The increased complexity of adding specialist solutions to the system landscape increases the need for IT and business units to balance integration against agile support of specific business capabilities
  • Procurement organizations that turn to specialist solutions will create conflicts of interest between IT, finance and procurement because SaaS-based administrative ERP suites are catching up in terms of functionality and user experience

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