As organisations realise the benefits of cloud computing, an increasing number are committed to moving as many of their applications as possible away from their on-premises infrastructure. Our research shows that those who achieve this goal can expect to save 16% to 21% in overall IT spending. In addition, buyers rank cloud systems highly for their speed of implementation, scalability, ease of upgrades and agility.
Moving the bulk of an organisation’s systems to the cloud means that ERP—typically the largest single application—also must move to the cloud. Without cloud ERP, an organisation will still be running a significant percentage of its application portfolio on-premises.
This report, based on our experience in ERP selection deals, describes the two major categories of cloud ERP buyers as well as the two major categories of cloud ERP providers. We conclude with recommendations for buyers looking to make the best choice.