Key aspects of cloud ERP systems, including manufacturing, engineering, product lifecycle management, financials, business performance management, supply chain, customer relationship management, human resources, and technology architecture, are covered. The guide also encompasses the major attributes of cloud computing, including deployment models, service models, and solution types.
"Companies that implement a cloud ERP solution obtain significant and tangible cost reductions in both IT staffs and hardware infrastructure, in addition to the less-tangible benefits provided by the cloud environment," says Steve Clouther, senior cloud ERP analyst. "These include access anytime, anywhere, from virtually any device. With these kinds of benefits, interest in cloud ERP is growing from both users and suppliers.
"Cloud applications typically attract the small and medium-sized businesses, and this is especially true with cloud ERP, because the SMBs have been shut off from the on-premise ERP solution due to the high costs and long implementation times. To support the growing demand for help with supplier selection, ARC created the Cloud ERP supplier selection guide."
The cloud ERP system selection is mission critical, particularly for manufacturers. The total solution has become complex, and functionality involves the combination of an expanded range of capabilities and specific technology requirements. While product functionality and support play major roles, suppliers have specific domain expertise, geographical presence, and knowledge of certain industry dynamics. These must all be evaluated in a supplier selection process.
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Source: ARC Advisory Group
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