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CFO Advisory: Are You Ready for Cloud ERP? Business Enablement

Published: 01 February 2013

ID: G00252187

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


Adoption of Cloud and SaaS-based applications is growing quickly and becoming more mainstream every year. CFOs must evaluate the benefits of SaaS ERP as part of the overall Cloud strategy of the organization.

Table Of Contents
  • Executive Summary


  • Strategic Assumptions
  • Basic Definition
  • Analysis and Discussion
    • Fast, Low-cost Deployment
    • Fewer IT Resources and “Built-in” Scalability
    • Adjunct to On-premises ERP
    • Benefits may be offset by limitations
  • Questions the CFO should ask about Cloud ERP
  • Bottom Line

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