Objectives for Selecting & Implementing ERP
According to a survey of 64 large enterprises, the overriding business objective for selecting and implementing an ERP is achieving greater operational efficiency and reducing overall business cost. Coupled with these factors is the desire to gain or retain operational control of the back-office functions of the organization. 
 Source: Gartner Dataquest. Ratings based on a 1 to 7 scale with 1 = not at all important and 7 = extremely important.