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How Can CFOs Lead the Way in Cloud ERP Decisions?

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When it comes to making IT decisions, many CFOs tend to let that responsibility rest solely with the IT department. For them, the only important factor is the bottom line - how much the new gadget, server, or software will cost.  Meanwhile, IT has a different mindset entirely. They are thinking about factors like CPU speed, bandwidth, power, technical sophistication, and eye candy.

At some point the two need to meet in the middle. Otherwise, your company might end up with an ERP system that is either cheap and technically deficient or technically superior and ineffective at serving your company’s needs.

Some software, such as the web browser your company adopts, is low-impact and may not have lasting ramifications on the success or failure of your business. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), however, is high-impact and will directly affect the financial future of your company. Therefore, CFOs should understand as much about ERP as possible.

The cost is only one concern. CFOs, not IT professionals, are the best qualified to consider factors like risk mitigation, compliance, and long-term business goals. Therefore, the decision to move to a cloud ERP system should not be taken lightly.

To help you make an informed decision, ERP Software Blog has published a new white paper: “35 Questions Every CFO Needs to Ask About ERP Software In the Cloud”. It is a comprehensive look at the most important issues facing CFOs and will guide you through the cloud ERP decision-making process. The future success of your business demands that you make informed, deliberate decisions about ERP and the cloud.

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