In this phase, a collaboration is made with key persons in the company with a goal of determining the strategic framework for a possible exchange of the ERP systems. Typically, there is a mapping of how the situation is now, as well as what processes and systems are a part of this present situation; opportunities and possibilities are identified. In addition, there will typically be defined strategic milestones, business case and overall business needs. Typically, there is often an assessment of the market potential as well as the preparation and analysis of possible strategic development scenarios, including investments, external costs and internal resources. Finally, the strategic phase will often lead to a strategic recommendation including a roadmap with initiatives for completing the strategy.