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Gartner: ERP via SaaS Not Ready for Prime Time

A recent report from Gartner throws a big bucket of cold water on software-as-a-service ERP hype, especially for larger enterprises. Gartner analyst Denise Ganly writes in the "SaaS Impact on ERP" report that enterprises' dire need for a suite of integrated ERP solutions is not something that SaaS vendors can reliably deliver right now. "Because of the complexity of ERP suites, SaaS offerings for administrative and operational functions typically have provided functionality that is confined to one domain, such as sales force automation, or one business process, such as payroll," Ganly writes. "Thus, ERP SaaS suite offerings are still immature."
Source: CIO, http://cio.com

A recent report from Gartner throws a big bucket of cold water on software-as-a-service ERP hype, especially for larger enterprises. Gartner analyst Denise Ganly writes in the "SaaS Impact on ERP" report that enterprises' dire need for a suite of integrated ERP solutions is not something that SaaS vendors can reliably deliver right now. "Because of the complexity of ERP suites, SaaS offerings for administrative and operational functions typically have provided functionality that is confined to one domain, such as sales force automation, or one business process, such as payroll," Ganly writes. "Thus, ERP SaaS suite offerings are still immature."
Source: CIO, http://cio.com