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Critical Capabilities for Cloud ERP for Product-Centric Enterprises

Published: 28 September 2022


Application leaders supporting ERP in product-centric companies have varying requirements based on their industry and size. Suitable ERP solutions depend on their critical use case. Use this research to evaluate vendor offerings then create a shortlist that best matches your organizational needs.

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Key Findings
  • A large percentage of organizations have plans to modernize their ERP giving opportunities to further contextualize an ERP strategy that is driven by business value.

  • Application leaders are seeking composable ERP strategies that allow their organizations to assemble and adopt a combination of business capabilities.

  • ERP capabilities delivered by vendors may vary significantly based on use cases oriented around size, manufacturing type or distribution.


Application leaders supporting ERP in product-centric companies should:

  • Determine the closest fit for your organization’s current and future modernization plans by carefully evaluating Gartner’s six use cases.

  • Compose a solution specific to your needs and priorities

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  • Epicor
  • IFS
  • Infor
  • Microsoft
  • Oracle (Fusion Cloud ERP)
  • Oracle (NetSuite)
  • Plex Systems
  • Priority Software
  • QAD
  • SAP
  • Single-Vendor ERP Suite Solution
  • Complex Corporate Requirements
  • Geographic Coverage
  • Discrete Manufacturing
  • Complex Manufacturing
  • Process Manufacturing
  • Distribution, Warehouse, Logistics
  • Support/SI/Methodology
  • Advanced Technology
  • Composable Platform
  • Financial Management
  • ERP for Midsize Enterprises
  • ERP for Large and Global Enterprises
  • Discrete Manufacturing
  • Project/Asset-Intensive Manufacturing
  • Process Manufacturing
  • Distribution of Goods

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Critical Capabilities: A deeper look into provider offerings

How does a Critical Capabilities report work?

As a companion to the Magic Quadrant™, a Critical Capabilities report scores competing products and services against a set of meaningful differentiators. It reveals which options are the best fit in various use cases to help you focus on the vendors best suited to your needs.

A Critical Capabilities report is more than just a diagram. You also get:

Sharper focus

Narrow down the product and service criteria most important to you.

Individualized use cases

Use interactive features to customize usage scenarios based on your organization’s unique needs.

Faster decision making

Use data to speed up provider selection and accelerate the procurement process.

A Gartner Critical Capabilities report is just one of our many offerings.

We provide actionable, objective insight to help organizations make smarter, faster technology decisions to stay ahead of disruption and accelerate growth.

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We use a Critical Capabilities report, the Magic Quadrant and more to ensure you select the best-fit provider to avoid the costly repercussions of a poor decision.

Align deal structures and optimize spend

We benchmark pricing against the market so you avoid unnecessary charges.

Reduce complexity and risk

We analyze contract terms and conditions to protect you against future price increases and unanticipated costs.

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