By Denis Pombriant on June 15, 2015
Franken-cloud is a manifestation of two things—new cloud technology and old style picking a vendor and figuring out integration later. Thinking about integration first, especially with the plethora of platform solutions available today, will ease the problem and make your business more agile.
By Vinnie Mirchandani on March 20, 2015
During a plant tour on Wednesday, I was asked if most vendors organized such visits for analysts. I had to confess I have been to data centers, call centers, R&D labs but not to many factory visits. Most ERP vendors have avoided the shop floor like the plague, and certainly would not highlight it on […]
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By Denis Pombriant on February 25, 2015
I don’t know how many old movies there are in which the good guys say, “You’re surrounded, come out with your hands up!” Somehow being surrounded is a bad thing, or at least it was until it became a hot trend in the back office. Let me explain. Surrounding legacy systems like conventional ERP is […]
By Brian Sommer on October 7, 2014
Recent conferences by Infor and Oracle demonstrate that the on-premises vs cloud debate is over. Brian Sommer looks at what happened with Oracle this last year to get to this point.
By Brian Sommer on September 24, 2014
Infor’s suite of high-end cloud financial software products include a new user interface, in-memory database technology and more. CloudSuite signals a major shift in the application space. Will CIOs bite?
By Vinnie Mirchandani on April 9, 2014
The concept of 2 (or 3) Tier ERP is certainly not new. Platinum (now Epicor), J. D Edwards (now Oracle), and more recently NetSuite have for decades gone to large, typically multi-national companies and convinced them to adopt their software in plants and smaller subsidiaries while continuing with a D&B or SAP at HQ and […]
By Brian Sommer on April 2, 2014
Recent remarks by a Microsoft executive about cloud ERP didn’t ring true. A little digging brings clarity around his claims.
By Louis Columbus on February 14, 2014
A recent study completed by Gartner titled Survey Analysis: Adoption of Cloud ERP, 2013 Through 2023 published on January 24, 2014, written by Nigel Rayner advises CIOs and application leaders of financial services institutions to “consider cloud ERP as a potential replacement for aging core ERP systems that are out of support or running on an old […]
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By Brian Sommer on November 13, 2012
The genesis of many application software products is a great idea. Someone conceives a better, newer way to achieve a business outcome, complete a process, etc. That idea gets codified and becomes an application. In some cases, it bec…
By Zoli Erdos on August 13, 2012
The cutesy video above was created by SAP, the first part talking about the benefits of Cloud ERP, the integrated approach in general, and while the last minute turns into a SAP Business ByDesign pitch, it could very well be viewed as overall industry promotion, applicable to archrival NetSuite, and to some extent Workday, and […]