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Stop Chasing Rainbows and Unicorns: Learn From ERP History to Maximize the Value of Postmodern ERP Strategies

Published: 16 January 2018

ID: G00315565

Analyst(s): Denise Ganly


Postmodern ERP strategies hold the potential to provide the digital capabilities businesses crave. However, CIOs must assist the business in managing the costs and complexity of postmodern ERP adoption for it to realize its value potential.

Table Of Contents


  • The Promise of ERP as the Cure for All Ills
    • Promises, Promises, Promises
    • Promises, Promises, Promises — Déjà Vu?
    • All Promises Aren't Created Equal
  • Realize the Potential of Postmodern ERP: Three Important Lessons From History
    • Lesson 1. Develop and Maintain a Postmodern ERP Strategy
    • Lesson 2. Establish Life Cycle Governance for the Postmodern ERP Strategy and Its Associated Software and Services
    • Lesson 3. Create and Manage the Postmodern ERP Business Case(s) and the Benefits Realization Processes

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