Gartner Research

CIOs: Use Your Strategy to Evaluate Cloud ERP

Published: 15 May 2013

ID: G00252706

Analyst(s): Mike Guay

Summary

Cloud ERP has matured in the last few years. Perceived functionality and cost savings can pressure CIOs to adopt cloud ERP without proper analysis. This tactical, rather than strategic, approach to ERP increases the risk of faulty investment decisions that will be expensive to correct.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Do Not Rush to Move ERP Into the Cloud, Unless There Is a Compelling Business Reason to Do So
  • If You Do Not Have an ERP Strategy Driven by a Business and IT Strategy, Begin Defining One Now
  • Determine How the Cloud ERP Solutions You Are Considering Meet Your Strategic Business Objectives Before Moving ERP Into the Cloud

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