Postmodern ERP offers more flexibility and agility, but there is a reality to be faced — there is no free lunch. This research exposes 10 ugly truths about postmodern ERP scenarios, and offers best practices with which CIOs can mitigate their added complexity.
- The 10 Ugly Truths of Postmodern ERP
- Truth 1 — You Can Increase Flexibility and Agility or Reduce Complexity, but You Can't Do Both
- Truth 2 — SaaS Applications Will Not Solve Every Problem With Traditional ERP Approaches, and Will Introduce New Challenges
- Truth 3 — Data Integrity Is Often Overlooked in Tactical Decisions
- Truth 4 — Integration Is Not Necessarily Easy, Despite What Vendors Are Saying and Selling
- Truth 5 — Bimodal IT Provides a Great Approach for Postmodern ERP, but Few Organizations Have Even Considered a Bimodal Approach to ERP
- Truth 6 — Many Organizations Are Not Prepared for the Pervasive Change Necessary to Take Advantage of Postmodern ERP
- Truth 7 — Most Organizations Are Not Prepared to Manage Multiple Vendors and Sourcing Strategies
- Truth 8 — The Selling of SaaS Applications Directly to LOB Leaders Increases the Risk of Mounting IT Debt
- Truth 9 — Cracks in the ERP Foundation Cannot Be Just Patched Over
- Truth 10 — The New Postmodern ERP Game Can't Be Played Under the Old Rules
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