Gartner Research

The Impact of the Cloud on the ERP Deploy Phase: Address Security, Organizational Change and Training Activities

Published: 24 April 2013

ID: G00247155

Analyst(s): Sunil Padmanabh, Pat Phelan, Mike Guay

Summary

Enterprises transitioning ERP components to the cloud must understand how the cloud impacts the application life cycle. Implementation teams must address cloud security concerns, organizational changes and training activities during the deploy phase.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Nonexistent security standards and lack of CSP transparency put enterprises at risk for poorly secured cloud-based ERP services and exposed ERP data
  • Adoption of cloud-based ERP services may require IT leaders to rebalance skills and resources within their organization
  • Use of cloud ERP services means application leaders will have to manage a more complex training environment

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