Gartner Research

The Impact of the Cloud on the ERP Deploy Phase's 'RICE' Activities

Published: 30 September 2014

ID: G00269571

Analyst(s): Pat Phelan

Summary

ERP leaders responsible for transitioning ERP components to the cloud must understand how the cloud impacts the ERP life cycle. Implementation teams must address cloud service usage constraints and capability gaps when addressing ERP reports, interfaces, conversions and extensions (RICE).

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • ERP leaders will have less control over reporting when data storage and reporting tools move into the cloud
  • The lure of cloud service simplicity will cause ERP leaders to underestimate cloud ERP service integration
  • Misperceptions about moving data to the cloud will cause IT leaders to underestimate data conversion for cloud ERP services
  • CSP differences in handling customization will force IT leaders to strengthen ERP customization management practices

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