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ERP’s Emerging Fourth Era — Moving Beyond Postmodern ERP

Published: 05 April 2019

ID: G00383503

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


ERP is not what it used to be. A fourth era is emerging as postmodern ERP evolves into a necessary foundation that supports changing methods of delivering enterprise business capabilities. CIOs must learn how ERP is evolving, or miss opportunities to optimize value and business outcomes.

Table Of Contents


  • The First Three Eras of ERP
    • The Fourth Era of ERP
    • The New Normal — the Hallmarks of EBC
    • Business Value Remains the Goal of ERP

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