For many firms Enterprise Resource Planning Systems mean the following:
old software, a lack of integration with newer technologies, and issues around flexibility, access and usage.
Correctly, many firms are making a move to the Cloud.
The question is: how can companies ensure an ERP-Cloud will give them the benefits they need, and how can they make the transition successful?
ERP to the Cloud – some approaches in the real world
Many companies have had enough of maintenance and upgrading complex ERP software and the underlying hardware and have decided that their teams can add more value elsewhere. Meanwhile, the company acquired modern tools and devices to support better and improved processes.
Many companies are also considering a hybrid-Cloud platform as they seek to consolidate multiple legacy ERP platforms.
Most firms initially only Cloud enable a single process of ERP, such as planning or a Client-Dashboard view. Some firms are more ambitious and will put an entire end to end process in the Cloud such as Ordering and fulfilment or Human Resource Management.
Guidance for companies considering moving all or part of its functions to the cloud ERP: