As organizations prepare for their next ERP version upgrade, they find themselves trying to make sense of a new iteration that disrupts the traditional understanding and thinking about ERP. ERP II requires organizations to transform from a focus on internal resource optimization to a new focus on process integration and external collaboration. To help organizations make sense of this new iteration, we look at why ERP II has come about, how it differs from ERP, and how it promises to change the way organizations do business in the future.
and the growing economic trend toward globalization, it is realistic to say that ERP II deployment capabilities will be a major driver of ERP upgrades in the years to come and a critical qualifier for vendor selection with new customers. In this environment, the decision to deploy ERP II technologies will be a strategic necessity as c-commerce increasingly becomes a pre-requisite to doing business. Businesses whose applications, business processes, and data are interoperable and collaborative will be