Gartner Research

Public-Sector CIOs Need to Evaluate Cloud ERP Carefully

Published: 27 December 2013

ID: G00255598

Analyst(s): Denise Ganly, Mike Guay

Summary

Many public-sector entities are considering cloud ERP for what they perceive to be its enhanced functionality and its potential to reduce costs. Public-sector CIOs must understand the factors involved in adopting cloud ERP to avoid making expensive mistakes and putting their organizations at risk.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Failure to plan for cloud ERP adoption issues could increase costs and raise liability issues that could put CIOs' organizations at risk
  • Public-sector CIOs look for low-cost ERP solutions in times of tight budgets; however, cloud ERP's TCO is difficult to assess
  • Reversing a move to a cloud ERP deployment is difficult and expensive for public-sector CIOs

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