Cloud ERP — myth or future?

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In contrast to a number of other cloud applications, such as customer relationship management (CRM), the adoption of cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions is low, especially in the multinational manufacturing segment.

A number of interviewees expressed the view that they would only consider implementing a technology after a number of organizations had already implemented it.

In this article, we present the findings of a study into the drivers behind adoption of cloud ERP solutions. We provide new insights that will be of interest to anyone currently considering the implementation of a new ERP solution.

The study provided new insights into the adoption of cloud ERP. It not only tested the developed propositions on the drivers of importance when implementing cloud ERP solutions in multinational manufacturing organizations, it also expanded the current knowledge about which drivers are of importance and how these differ from those of SMEs considering implementing a cloud ERP.

The article was written by:

  • Dennis Vermeire
    Senior Manager, Advisory Performance Improvement, Ernst & Young Participaties B.V., Netherlands

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