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Airlines and Airports Digital Services 2019-2020 RadarView™
The Airlines and Airports Digital Services 2019 RadarView™ report addresses the need of enterprises to understand the right action points to navigate through the headwinds and gain competitive advantage. This 102-page report also identifies the key global service providers and system integrators that can help enterprises in business transformation. The report also highlights the key trends in the market and Avasant’s view on the road ahead for Airlines and Airports over the next 18-24 months.
Getting ERP Users to Upgrade—Cloud vs. Traditional Systems
One of the great challenges facing traditional ERP vendors is getting customers to keep up with the latest version. Cloud ERP systems are supposed to solve this problem, by making the vendor responsible for upgrades and keeping all customers on a single version. However, sometimes, even SaaS providers need to make changes that are so significant and potentially disruptive that customers resist the change. This Research Byte describes how one such cloud ERP provider is meeting this challenge.
Cloud Costs Can Escalate Rapidly due to Poor Governance Practices and Management
This infographic briefly outlines challenges to Hybrid Enterprise Cloud adoption in terms of demand, technical, and legacy challenges. Learn more in the full Avasant Hybrid Enterprise Cloud 2018 RadarView™ Report.
Hybrid IT Environments: The New Normal for Enterprises
This infographic outlines cloud adoption across key enterprise processes and key IT workloads. Read the full Avasant Hybrid Enterprise Cloud RadarView™ report for more insights.
Enterprises Beginning to Shift Core Focus of Central IT Teams to Engineering and Cloud Management
Enterprises beginning to shift the core focus of their central IT teams to engineering and cloud management is just the tip of the iceberg for trends identified in Avasant's Hybrid Enterprise Cloud Services 2018 RadarView™ report. Read the full version of the report to access further insights.
Supply-Chain Veteran Helps Fine-Tune Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
Oracle is playing catch-up with the biggest cloud-infrastructure players, but recently it has seen more companies embracing its second-generation Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). One is supply-chain software provider Manhattan Associates, which is pushing Oracle to build out critical features of OCI for Manhattan's most demanding workloads. In this Research Byte, we look at how Manhattan is using OCI and the benefits and challenges for Oracle.
Adding Fuel to Infor’s Accelerating Cloud Story
Nearly all mature companies are in the midst of transitioning their business systems to the cloud. The cost savings and access to new capabilities can be enticing, but it is also a difficult task. One such company, Pilot Flying J, is in the midst of this change and can offer lessons to everyone on a similar journey.
The Economic and Strategic Benefits of Cloud Computing
Does SaaS save money? Based on our latest survey, we find organizations that have largely migrated to the cloud spend less on IT as a percentage of revenue and on a per-user basis. Savings come not only from a reduction in data center spending, but also from lower IT personnel costs. Moreover, because cloud-based systems reduce the effort needed for ongoing support, cloud adopters tend to devote a higher percentage of their IT spending to new initiatives. The cost savings, combined with strategic benefits in speed, scalability, and agility, argue in favor of organizations moving aggressively to the cloud. (19 pp., 6 fig.) [Research Byte]
Workday’s Goal: Become First Tier I Cloud ERP
It is becoming increasingly apparent that Workday’s ambitions go beyond human capital management and financial management systems. This Research Byte, based on briefings at a recent Workday analyst summit, discusses how Workday may become the first Tier I cloud ERP provider.
ERP Customers Tilt Toward Subscription Pricing
What do ERP customers choose when they can freely choose between traditional on-premises deployment under a perpetual license and cloud deployment under a subscription agreement? How are these preferences changing? One vendor's experience shows that customers are turning more and more to cloud deployment and, especially, subscription pricing.
Understanding Cloud ERP Buyers and Providers
Not all ERP systems that are labeled “cloud” are the same. At the same time, vendors need to realize that not all ERP buyers are the same. The study provides an overview of ERP cloud vendors and describes the two major categories of buyers in this market: first-time buyers looking for their first ERP systems and established companies replacing their legacy systems. We also segment cloud ERP providers into two categories: cloud-only ERP providers and traditional vendors that have added cloud or hosting as deployment options. We conclude with recommendations for buyers and providers who seek to serve these markets. Two appendices provide our analysis of key ERP vendors in each category. (32 pp., 6 fig.) [Research Byte]
Cloud Users Spend Less, Spend Smarter on IT
Does SaaS save money? Based on our survey of IT organizations that have migrated fully or largely to the cloud, we find that the answer is yes. Furthermore, their IT spending is spent in activities that deliver more value to the business. This Research Byte compares the IT spending of our cloud survey respondents with our industry IT spending benchmarks.
Four Cloud ERP Providers on the Salesforce Platform
Customers of Salesforce.com that are looking for new ERP capabilities now have four cloud ERP systems to choose from on the Salesforce platform, Salesforce1. These are FinancialForce, Kenandy, Rootstock, and AscentERP. This report gives a brief description of the Salesforce1 development platform and why it is attractive to developers. We then describe each of these four ERP providers, along with their strengths and target customers. We conclude with recommendations for qualifying cloud ERP providers. (8 pages, 1 fig.) [Research Byte]
With SaaS, Software Not Only Service Needed
Software-as-a-service simplifies much of the complexity involved in implementing and using enterprise software. However, some SaaS providers may be neglecting key elements of success for buyers. This Research Byte shares lessons learned from recent from recent SaaS deal negotiations.
Oracle and Salesforce.com: The Great Detente
Salesforce.com and Oracle have announced a "new strategic partnership." For their mutual customers, the announcement represents a welcome thawing of relations between the two companies. But it remains to be seen whether it represents a strategic change of direction for Salesforce.com.