Choosing Between Cloud and Hosted ERP, and Why It Matters (2012)

April, 2012


Cloud-based applications are storming the last fortress of on-premises applications—ERP—and some traditional ERP vendors are responding to this threat with hosted versions of their on-premises systems. While hosted ERP delivers some of the same benefits, potential customers need to appreciate the significant differences with cloud ERP systems. This report aids enterprises in understanding the differences so that they can choose the best option. It explores the five essential characteristics of cloud computing, the emerging benefits of ERP in the cloud, and market acceptance of cloud ERP. It concludes with practical recommendations for buyers considering cloud or hosted ERP.
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