Best Practice Report

Does Your Apps Strategy Support Your Corporate Business Drivers?

March 20th, 2008
R "Ray" Wang
With contributors:
Sharyn Leaver , Paul Hamerman , Meghan Donnelly


Successful packaged apps strategies require business process and applications professionals to align with corporate business drivers. But because business drivers for individual IT projects often shift with time, the portfolio of apps initiatives requires organization and alignment by economic state and project risk. Once alignment is achieved, business process and applications professionals should identify the high-priority initiatives that best align with current business drivers and create a business technology (BT) value plan that connects the dots between corporate strategy and application tactics. Forrester recommends regular assessment of progress using tools such as Forrester's long-term packaged apps strategy best practices self-assessment.

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