Gartner Research

CIOs in Latin America Face Unique Challenges With Postmodern ERP

Published: 07 September 2016

ID: G00314073

Analyst(s): Jose Ruggero, Denis Torii

Summary

Postmodern ERP adoption continues to gain momentum across the world. Regional differences however exist in both adoption and approaches. By understanding the impact in their region, CIOs in Latin America can tailor their strategies more successfully.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The adoption of postmodern ERP by Latin American CIOs is a major shift from existing traditional governance mechanisms, challenging and impacting the traditional organizational and hierarchical management philosophies and structures embedded in typical Latin American enterprises
  • Monolithic ERP is well-entrenched in Latin America, making it critical for CIOs to reduce enterprise inertia to adopt the agile federated and loosely coupled nature of postmodern ERP
  • Latin America lags behind the rest of the world in the availability, maturity and localization of global vendor offerings and associated services, forcing Latin American CIOs to investigate what is more closely available for a better regional fit

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