The increasing complexity of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) application portfolio is driving the need for a “defined postmodern” application integration strategy, according to Gartner Inc.

If companies don’t address the integration concerns in a strategic manner, cost and complexity will begin to spiral out of control and any benefit of the technology will be quickly eroded, the firm says. It predicts that through 2018, 90% of organizations will lack a postmodern application integration strategy and execution ability, resulting in integration disorder, greater complexity and cost.

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