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ERP and the Impending Cloud Revolution

ERP and Cloud Revolution
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The enterprise technology landscape is all set for a hallowing turmoil. Yes, enterprise resource planning or ERP systems are in for a great treat.


ERP solutions are the adhesives that bond businesses. An ERP software integrates and manages critical systems of record in key areas such as human resources, inventory, finance, sales and purchase. As a matter of fact, these ERP systems are powerhouses, the battleships of the corporate IT.


Such is the significance of these solutions that several Chief Technology Officers (CTO) and Chief Information Officers (CIO) consider these as sacred. After all, these solutions have taken tears, sweat, blood and a substantial investment for their implementations over the years.


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However of late, there has been cultural shift in the ERP landscape triggered by the cloud technology. For the naysayers and amateur, it is essential to note that cloud is a route and not a destination or terminus. The technology uses data as natural resources to propel a competitive advantage. Now to leverage this data, corporate leaders utilize cloud processes and tools per their preferences. On a practical note, innovators are seeking out to managing complex workflow and data integrations by linking on-premise and cloud infrastructure.


The innovators aim to address the biggest pinpoints of ERP that includes high ownership cost, complexity affecting scalability, skills shortage and sluggish application development.


One of the sound approaches to ERP challenge is subcontracting with a managed cloud ERP vendor. Yes, a managed cloud ERP vendor can manage and build the infrastructure. It can even manage middleware, backup, patching, OS (operating systems) and other key functions.


Several businesses that mover their ERP operations to cloud found themselves in one or more of the below mentioned situations:


– They intend to drive costs out of the infrastructure especially when replacing hardware.

– They are consolidating systems onto the cloud and desire to reap the benefits of its capabilities.

– They are in need of a revamped or new ERP software and don’t intend to invest in the capital to do the same on premise.

– They lack the necessary skills or people to maintain as well as implement a robust ERP system.


There are various other reasons to reap the benefits of a cloud ERP software. For instance, it is ideal for quickly deploying to new markets (overseas) or is perfect to set up for new geographies.


Word of Caution:


Moving your ERP to cloud is not merely a switch, but in fact, it is a complex process of data migration. Integration of cloud with on-premise infrastructure can be challenging. This is the reason one should consider the impact of cloud not only on the ERP environment, but also on business operations and employees. Here’s how you can step up your game with smart integration.


Working with an experienced ERP consultant to devise a roadmap can help you navigate smoothly from on-premise to cloud ERP. Irrespective of the means you choose for your ERP journey, the digital revolution certainly promises novel innovations as more and more businesses continue moving to cloud.


For a smooth and seamless transition from on-premise to cloud ERP, contact us. You can also SMS SAGE to 56767 or drop us a mail at for free demo and consultation.


Disclaimer: All the information, views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the authors and their respective web sources and in no way reflect the principles, views or objectives of Sage Software Solutions (P) Ltd.

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