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.
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two lesser known iterations—extended ERP and enterprise application suite (EAS). If it is as simple as this, then you are probably asking yourself, So what's all the fuss about? Disruptive Technologies Our brief discussion on technology evolution has not yet mentioned one very important factor: that every now and then, technologies come about that are what we term to be disruptive. These technologies tend to catch the world by surprise. The radio, television, world wide web, and the Linux operating