Gartner Research

2018 Strategic Roadmap for Postmodern ERP

Published: 17 January 2018

ID: G00327361

Analyst(s): Paul Saunders , Denise Ganly , Mike Guay


Many organizations focus on monolithic, vendor-first ERP strategies that do not support digital business initiatives. CIOs should use this research to develop a postmodern ERP strategy that will complement and enable digital business outcomes.

Table Of Contents


  • Postmodern ERP Remains Vital for Digital Business
  • Adopting Postmodern ERP
  • Future State
    • Pace-Layer-Based Postmodern ERP Strategy
    • Hybrid of Loosely Coupled Cloud and On-Premises Applications
    • Product/Asset-Centric Companies to Remain Primarily On-Premises
    • PaaS Adoption for Development and Integration Requirements
    • A Multicloud Integration Strategy
    • Widespread Adoption of Advanced Analytics Embedded in ERP Applications
  • Current State
  • Gap Analysis and Interdependencies
  • Migration Plan
    • Higher Priority
    • Medium Priority
    • Lower Priority

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