Gartner Research

Deciding to Buy or Build in the Postmodern ERP Era

Published: 22 February 2018

ID: G00350605

Analyst(s): Paul Saunders , Denise Ganly


CIOs are reconsidering the traditional "buy" or "build" stances to ERP applications in order to support agility and innovation. CIOs responsible for postmodern ERP strategies should use this research to help them reach a decision appropriate for their specific needs.

Table Of Contents


  • When to Adopt the Buy Scenario
  • When to Adopt the Build Scenario
  • When to Adopt the Customize Scenario
  • When to Adopt Emerging COTS Technology — The Alternative Buy Scenario
  • Other Considerations
    • Determine What Pace Layer Your Solution Will Support
    • Your Acquisition Strategy Is Informed by the Relevant Pace Layer

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