To accelerate business transformation, cloud-first strategies are being deployed by nearly every organization in the world. Yet, there is a lot of confusion about how to move (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS) as well as what to move. Vendors are applying a great deal of pressure on their clients to move back-office applications (ERP, CRM and other transaction-based systems of record for the business) to proprietary clouds…without clear justification or a complete view of what it will cost.
Pat Phelan, former Gartner analyst and now the head of market research and strategy at Rimini Street, shares lessons learned and insights gained from over 25 years of working with IT leaders on how to move ERP into the cloud era without breaking the bank or introducing unmanageable risk, including:
- various cloud models, particularly which have made the greatest impact to their business
- the open versus proprietary cloud debate, in light of vendors abandoning their internally deployed software roadmaps
- real-world challenges associated with an ERP rip-and-replace (including solution readiness, resourcing, funding customization)
Digital transformation is forcing ERP decisions like never before. Don’t get caught out with a ‘cloudy roadmap’, watch this webinar now.