ERP Software License versus Cloud ERP SaaS Subscription ─ Pros and Cons
Your software is an asset. Software vendors such as Oracle and SAP are pressing licensees to replace existing enterprise applications in order to move to the vendor’s new platform. Yet, most companies have invested millions in their current ERP systems on targeted applications – Financials, Supply Chain, Distribution, Manufacturing, Human Capital Management, or Customer Experience […]
Is Cloud ERP a Viable Alternative to The ERPs We Support Today?
There’s incredible buzz around cloud ERP, in part due to the hard push from vendors to get customers to move to their cloud ERPs. However, for many of our clients who have taken the first steps on their cloud journey, the overwhelming response is that cloud ERP is not a viable alternative. If you are […]
Making Sense of SaaS: Critical Questions to Ask Before Signing Cloud Software Contracts
The term “Software-as-a-Service” (SaaS) has turned into a marketing catch-phrase. Many software vendors are using it to boost the appeal of their applications because SaaS implies lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and other benefits like much faster deployment. But, before you take the plunge, it pays to arm yourself with the facts so you […]
Oracle’s Cloud Programs: Beware a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
The promise of the cloud is to liberate IT from the cost and burden of tiresome daily IT administration, while delivering more freedom to select from the industry’s latest and best innovations. Too bad that goes against the very DNA of legacy ERP vendors such as Oracle, whose stock price and revenues historically are closely […]
Do You Know Where Your ERP Roadmap Is Taking You?
Make ERP roadmap decisions based on business goals like business transformation, modernization, or cost cutting, not on vendor ultimatums or ease of acquiring and installing cloud technologies. Every enterprise software customer wants to know their vendor’s roadmap – the plan for how products will evolve, change, and hopefully support their business. But where vendors lead […]