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Cloud ERP: The Suite Shouldn't Always Win in Administrative ERP Strategies

Published: 09 June 2016

ID: G00300564

Analyst(s): Nigel Rayner, Melanie Lougee

Summary

Public cloud SaaS administrative ERP suites that offer financial management, HCM and procurement capabilities are gaining market traction. Despite potential benefits, CIOs and ERP leaders must be aware that these suites aren't always the best solution to meet business needs across all domains.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The emergence of public cloud SaaS administrative ERP suites means many CIOs and ERP leaders will adopt these solutions based on on-premises mindsets that are no longer valid
  • Concerns over integration complexity mean many CIOs and ERP leaders will favor public cloud SaaS administrative ERP suites over fit-to-domain and LOB functional requirements
  • The drive to adopt public cloud SaaS administrative ERP suites may create tension between IT and domain/LOB leaders, and could lead to a new wave of "shadow IT"

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