The following examples represent the majority of global deployments.
According to Meta Group(now Gartner),customers typically consider several points when deciding on a global strategy:
- Local vs. Global Operations
If a customer operates locally, they typically have decentralized processes and business unit independence; if they are operating as a global enterprise, they typically have a high degree of interdependency among business units.
- Multilingual vs. Single Language
Customers must decide between having a single language user interface and supporting multiple local languages.
- Centralized vs. Regional Strategy
The key trend is enabling a global view of customers and suppliers. A centralized strategy with a single global implementation involves stronger controls and a higher degree of standardization. A regional multisite deployment strategy honors local autonomy and has fewer centrally enforced controls.