Two-tier ERP

New economic realities have changed how IT projects are scoped, sold, implemented, and deployed. There is no room, time, or appetite for risk. Instead, it’s essential to show clear proof of time to value—shortening the time between initial expense and positive economic return. Instead of replacing entire systems generationally, technology tools should address operational areas or workloads sequentially. This “two tier” approach is an important trend in ERP, mitigating the unnecessary risk involved in a “rip and replace” solution.


Global organizations are increasingly considering a two-tier ERP strategy to serve diverse ERP needs across different divisions and subsidiaries. With a two-tier ERP strategy, global enterprises can combine the benefits of a single enterprise ERP solution that provides financial insights as the backbone for the enterprise, while using a more cost-efficient, flexible ERP application to serve the unique needs of different divisions and subsidiaries.


Also, ERP solution should provide the options to choose a more phased adoption to satisfy the need for addressing specific business processes and pain points.