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ERP and the Cloud: What are your options?

The world of technology moves at a rapid pace and the ERP market is no exception. One of the major changes seen over the last ten years is a shift from companies hosting and managing their own IT infrastructure to outsourcing in one of its many guises.

ERP in the CloudWhile a business looking to invest in a new ERP solution back in 2005 would almost certainly have considered nothing but an on-premises deployment the equivalent scenario in 2015 offers the ERP buyer a range of options: on-premises is still very much an option of course but various cloud-based delivery models are also realistic alternatives.

“Willingness to consider cloud solutions as an alternative to the traditional on-premises deployment model has increased over the last number of years. Most deployments are still on-premises but the trend is definitely towards the cloud. However there is still a long way to go before SaaS ERP sees the same level of adoption as currently exists in the CRM market”, commented the Briefing’s author John Donagher, Principal Consultant at Lumenia.

This latest Executive Briefing from leading independent ERP specialists, Lumenia Consulting:

  • Describes the range of ERP deployment scenarios available to the modern ERP buyer
  • Outlines the pros and cons of the various scenarios
  • Examines the arguments made for and against multi-tenant SaaS ERP
  • Discusses common concerns relating to hosted ERP solutions.

The Lumenia Quarterly Executive Briefing is aimed at senior executives who have an interest in matters relating to the effective management of IT.  These Briefings are available to download. Find out more in the Insights section of the website.