Gartner Research

You Do Not NEED Cloud ERP to Solve Your ERP Challenges!

Published: 23 August 2016

ID: G00289466

Analyst(s): Christian Hestermann


Organizations are frustrated with their on-premises ERP solutions and hope to escape the chronic problems and limitations by moving to "cloud ERP," only to find that this has its own issues. CIOs and ERP leaders need to understand what these issues are before rushing to adopt cloud ERP.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Develop a Commonly Accepted Understanding of the Business Capabilities That the Organization Needs to Be Successful With ERP
  • Transform Your ERP Landscape to Support the Business Capabilities Needed, but Do Not Limit Yourself by Only Looking in One Direction
  • Select the Cloud Characteristics That Deliver the Right ERP Infrastructure for Your Needs

Case Studies

  • Case Study 1 — Limited Use of New Features or Retiring of Customizations
  • Case Study 2 — Global Manufacturer in Need of a Subsidiary Solution for Dealers
  • Case Study 3 — Midmarket Manufacturer Using a SaaS ERP Solution for Shop Floor Management

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