Gartner Research

CFO Advisory: Are You Ready for Cloud ERP? Risk Mitigation and Management

Published: 01 February 2013

ID: G00252082

Analyst(s): Nigel Rayner, Nigel Montgomery, Barbara Gomolski


SaaS and The Cloud are the "terms of the day" in technology and are sometimes perceived as a panacea for low-cost, easy-to-use applications that require little or no IT support. But CFOs must be realistic about the pluses, minuses and realities of a SaaS approach.

Table Of Contents
  • Executive Summary


  • Strategic Assumptions
  • Basic Definition
  • Analysis and Discussion
    • Security and Availability
    • Lack of Governance
    • Integration and Customization
    • Functional Breadth
  • Questions the CFO should ask about Cloud ERP
  • Bottom Line

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