Cloud. It’s a hot topic. There’s a lot of chatter out there in the blogosphere, and white papers galore, including one that we here at Altico Advisors contributed to as a participating member of the ERP Software Blog:
So if you like summaries, as I do, I’m just saving you the legwork by providing a page by page summary. You can flip to the page or pages that would be of the most
interest to you and skip the rest! Perhaps you’ll end up being so engrossed that you read the whole thing. Up to you.
Here’s a list of the questions and the page numbers where you’ll find the answers.
1-What is cloud computing?
2-What is IaaS?
3-What is PaaS?
4-What is hosting?
5-What is SaaS?
6-What is virtualization?
7-What is an MSP?
8-What are the cost savings associated with moving ERP to the cloud?
9-How will cloud services affect the internal IT team?
10-How does a cloud ERP solution improve the ability to scale?
11-Will my data be more secure in the cloud?
12-Is cloud ERP an effective business continuity strategy?
13-Will we be able to get all the reports we need from a cloud based ERP system?
14-Will cloud ERP work with Office and Outlook in the cloud?
15-As a startup, is a cloud ERP system more than we need?
16-Will company divisions in other countries be able to use the same ERP system?
17-Will employees working from home be able to access the system?
18-Will our IT team still need to upgrade the ERP application?
19-Does the cloud provide an opportunity to re-architect our system?
20-Will we still be able to get help from our business consulting partners?
21-Will our data be secure from access by outsiders?
22-Will we still own our data?
23-What should I look for in an ERP cloud provider?
24-What if circumstances change and we want to bring ERP back in-house?
25-Will a cloud based ERP system be able to integrate with the other line of business applications that we use?
26-Will the ERP system response time be as fast as it is on-premises?
27-What if our internet connection goes down?
28-What if the cloud provider’s internet connection goes down?
29-Will our ISV solutions work with cloud based ERP?
30-What is SAS 70?
31-Can we be Sarbanes-Oxley compliant with an ERP system in the cloud?
32-Is cloud based ERP a good choice if we are thinking about going public someday?
33-What options do I have in licensing ERP software in the cloud?
34-Is the yearly maintenance included in the price?
35-What support services should I expect to receive as part of an ERP subscription?
Wow! Even the summary is 2 pages long. But that’s still only 10% as long as the white paper. Here’s the link to the
I hope this is helpful.