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Identify When ERP Replacement Is Required to Enable Digital Business Transformation

Published: 12 April 2018

ID: G00352201

Analyst(s): Paul Schenck , Pat Phelan


Legacy ERP solutions eventually reach the stage where renovation is insufficient to provide a fit-for-purpose foundation to enable digital business initiatives. Application leaders for ERP must identify when replacement is necessary to support enterprise objectives or risk impeding business growth.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Identify the Areas of Limitation of Your Existing ERP Applications Against Business Needs
  • Develop an Understanding of Why Postmodern ERP Is Needed for Digital Business
  • Update Your ERP Strategy and (Re)Define the ERP Boundaries

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