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CFO Advisory: Are You Ready for Cloud ERP? Finance and Economics

Published: 01 February 2013

ID: G00252077

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


SaaS ERP can be a lower-cost alternative to on-premises ERP, but CFOs must understand the short and long-term financial implications before deciding which is the best option for the organization.

Table Of Contents
  • Executive Summary


  • Strategic Assumptions
  • Basic Definition
  • Analysis and Discussion
    • The financial draw of Cloud ERP
    • Why ERP is different than other SaaS
    • A hybrid approach can be cost effective
    • Long-term TCO can be higher
  • Questions the CFO should ask about Cloud ERP
  • Bottom Line

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