With a fast-changing business landscape, CIOs are under constant pressure to be business ready at all times. Nowhere is this more prominent that in legacy ERP deployments. At the pace at which business is evolving, CIOs cannot afford to ignore the transformative analytics and decision-making capabilities that next-generation ERP technologies offer.
The transformation is driven by the gradual deconstruction of yesterday’s monolithic ERP architecture, by ERP vendors themselves. The next generation of ERP systems is expected to be very much the opposite of monolithic – a distributed suite of applications that work in concert, but also individually if needed. In an ideal scenario, a core suite of business applications can be supplemented by a collection of best-of-breed applications.