Gartner Research

Build Your Exit Strategy From SaaS ERP Before Committing to It

Published: 27 January 2016

ID: G00289467

Analyst(s): Christian Hestermann

Summary

Successfully migrating off SaaS ERP requires a well-planned exit strategy that has to be developed and negotiated upfront. CIOs and application managers should apply the following four best practices to ensure exit strategy success from SaaS ERP solutions.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Employ the Same Mechanisms to Migrate Off SaaS ERP as You Would Off Any Other Deployment Mode
  • Establish a Level of Autonomy by Building or Sourcing Appropriate SaaS System Administration Skills Such as Data Extraction
  • Include Alternative Use Cases Such as "Ramp Down" Scenarios in Your Initial SaaS Contracts
  • Ensure Read-Only Continued Access After Termination of the SaaS Contract for Regulatory Compliance Purposes or Build Alternatives

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