Gartner Research

Planning Deployments and New Releases in Postmodern ERP

Published: 23 August 2018

ID: G00367856

Analyst(s): Paul Schenck

Summary

ERP initiatives are large, complex, and with the cloud they involve frequent releases. Application leaders should follow these best practices to ensure that phases, go-lives and releases are successful and that deadlines are met.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Plan Either a Phased or a Big-Bang Approach to Initial Deployment
  • Schedule Implementation Go-Live Date(s) by Accounting for All Significant Impacts on Business and IT Operations
    • How Do Go-Live Dates Impact Business Operations?
    • How Do Go-Live Dates Impact Financial Reporting?
    • How Do Go-Live Dates Impact the IT Release Schedule of Your Environment?
    • How Do Go-Live Dates Impact ERP Scope?
  • Manage Postmodern ERP Systems as Ongoing Products, Not as a Single Project

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