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Oracle Cloud Offerings Force a Re-evaluation of the ERP and HCM Hosting Strategy

Published: 28 August 2017

ID: G00322214

Analyst(s): Claudio Da Rold , David Groombridge , Daniel Barros , William Maurer


The launch of multiple Oracle cloud offerings has expanded buyers' choices and disrupted the market for Oracle hosting services. Sourcing and vendor management leaders seeking to optimize ERP and HCM delivery can achieve cost and service benefits for their businesses by reconsidering hosting models.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Oracle's SaaS-based ERP and HCM products force sourcing and vendor management leaders to make strategic decisions about their Oracle ERP solutions before making hosting decisions
    • Guidance for MSEs
  • The proliferation of public cloud services is exerting price pressure on traditional hosting, creating opportunities for sourcing and vendor management leaders to optimize the cost of Oracle hosting, while changing the risks their businesses will face
    • Oracle on AWS
    • Oracle on Azure
    • Oracle Cloud
    • Cloud Hosting Considerations
    • License Risks
    • Managed Services
    • Guidance for MSEs
  • The introduction of Oracle public cloud IaaS and PaaS offerings creates disruption in the market for Oracle hosting, which will force sourcing and vendor management leaders to reassess their hosting strategies for business-critical Oracle ERP and HCM workloads
    • Outsourced Hosting (Leveraged or Private Cloud — Option 1 in Figure 2)
    • Guidance for MSEs

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