Gartner Research

How to Determine the Characteristics of the Right Cloud ERP/Business Application

Published: 27 February 2015

ID: G00274747

Analyst(s): Christian Hestermann

Summary

Cloud ERP is defined by various characteristics, some of which are set by providers and others that are determined by users. Application leaders should use the guidelines in this research to determine which combination of characteristics is right for their business and technical requirements.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Analyze Your Requirements to Determine the Characteristics You Need, but Also Consider Dependencies and Limitations
    • Technology and Architecture
    • Financial
    • Services
    • Ease of Switching
  • Combine Characteristics as Needed and Where Possible
  • Use the Dimensions to Decide How to Further Evolve Your ERP Landscape
  • Determine Additional Characteristics When Selecting an ERP System

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