Consolidation of ERP instances

An interesting piece of research from AMR Research on the pros and cons of regional ERP instances, thanks to the ZDNet Blog. As Bill Swanton mentions regional instances were all the rage, and now they seem to be consolidating.

This is good news to HR practitioners, why?

One of the biggest challenges faced to effective delivery of workforce analytics is consolidated reporting at a corporate level. With the consolidation of ERPs we will get consolidated data, and (hopefully) easier (cheaper) access to consolidated reporting.