This IDC PlanScape is designed to provide a path forward and help organizations build the business case to move beyond their legacy back-office ERP systems to an intelligent ERP (i-ERP) platform. It defines and provides an understanding of i-ERP and its criticality to the enterprise including use cases and describes key stakeholders and their roles, responsibilities, and actions required to select, implement, and derive significant business value from i-ERP systems and applications.
"The challenges faced by businesses with legacy ERP systems is enormous in this age of digital transformation," says Mickey North Rizza, program vice president, Enterprise Applications and Digital Commerce at IDC. "Businesses must move from justification of further investment on antiquated legacy ERP solutions to more robust, innovative, responsive, and intelligent ERP systems. i-ERP systems and associated applications are the future of the business enterprise. Scalable and flexible because they are cloud based, utilizing machine learning, advanced analytics, and curated data sets, i-ERP systems simplify and automate more complex tasks. i-ERP systems enable the optimization of resources yielding greater efficiency and increased revenue and profitability for the enterprise."