Information Technology

Gartner Glossary

Single-instance ERP

Gartner’s current definition of ERP in the postmodern era is: “Postmodern ERP is a technology strategy that automates and links administrative and operational business capabilities (such as finance, HR, purchasing, manufacturing and distribution) with appropriate levels of integration that balance the benefits of vendor-delivered integration against business flexibility and agility.” The original ERP systems were developed for product-centric companies, which typically have the broadest ERP functional footprint. Product-centric companies traditionally are: manufacturing companies and distribution companies.

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