ERP in the Cloud and modern business
Choose your cloud vendor, deployment model, and application wisely. SaaS and cloud applications have moved into the mainstream of enterprise IT strategy. What started with applications in highly contained functions like sales force automation (SFA) and talent management is now spreading to a broad set of enterprise applications including enterprise resource planning (ERP), an area long thought to be outside the envelope for enterprise IT cloud deployment. The availability of flexible cloud deployment models, which range from public cloud to private cloud and even hybrid deployment models that combine both, has captured the interest of businesses of all sizes. Recent IDC surveys show an increasing interest in choosing to operate ERP in the cloud.