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Two Cs of ERP: Centralize and customize

The cost of a global enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation can be minimized through centralized management of core processes, IT applications, and master data. Significantly, standardization streamlines operations and enhances process efficiency.

In an article published in the OAUG Insight magazine, Kartik Subbaraman and Chinmay Jain, Infosys experts, propose a 'fitment quadrant' across several dimensions for shared service in ERP systems:

  • Definite: Functions involving homogeneous data such as human resources and chart of accounts
  • Potential: Data sources that provide a consolidated view of customers, suppliers, and items
  • Tentative: Non-critical and simple operations, including fixed asset administration and customer collections
  • Reluctant: Localized processes to meet specific needs and regulatory requirements


This article appeared in the fall 2011 issue of OAUG Insight magazine, the official publication of the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG), and is reprinted with permission.


Kartik Subbaraman

Kartik Subbaraman, Lead Consultant, Oracle practice, Infosys

Kartik delivers end-to-end Oracle solutions for retail, manufacturing, and high-technology companies. He can be reached at

Chinmay Jain

Chinmay Jain, Industry Principal, Oracle practice, Infosys

Chinmay has rich experience in consulting and end-to-end Oracle implementation at manufacturing and high-technology companies. He can be reached at

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