Cloud ERP – The Benefits, Risks, and Pervasive Hype
Everything is going to the Cloud. So say the pure-play Cloud ERP sellers and many of their industry analyst friends. And the ERP sellers that started with on-premise ERP must believe many of their prospects think this, as nearly all have created 'Cloud versions' and many have Cloud lingo in their branding. However, as this paper points out, this unquestioned 'Cloud movement' is not quite the nirvana many proclaim. ERP Cloud solutions certainly offer useful innovation. However Cloud ERP vendors often overstate the value of this innovation. Further they tend to avoid talking about risks and limitations of most Cloud ERP.
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