A two-tiered approach has become the more common method of enterprise resource planning (ERP) deployment. Are the advantages greater than the alternative single-tiered approach? The popularity of two-tiered ERP deployments has grown, mostly among companies who can’t justify rolling out large ERP systems to their smaller subsidiaries, and wish to deploy a smaller package for their “second tier.”
Many of these secondary models have fallen short of the mark, finding it difficult to balance the flexibility and low total cost of ownership (TCO) required by smaller subsidiaries with the ease of consolidation and efficiency required by head office. A more agile, scalable, one-tier system, that delivers value to the entire business, may be the required solution.
This white paper looks at various two-tier options and explores the advantage of a single-tier model.
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