Who will deliver Cloud ERP?

January 22, 2010
By manchester

Thomas Wailgum of CIO magazine ponders the Oracle/SAP rivalry and wonders whether or not either has what it takes to successfully deliver Cloud ERP.

In other words: Have SAP and Oracle become too big to compete in this new decade of constant change, next-generation app pipelines, pricing upheavals and innovation-first business strategies?

Read the rest: Are Oracle and SAP too big for their own good?

Newcomers to the market such as Intacct, NetSuite, and Acumatica are more nimble and are not burdened with legacy code bases and complex business processes. Of course, they are not burdened with billions in revenue just yet either.

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3 Responses to “ Who will deliver Cloud ERP? ”

  1. [...] week Thomas Wailgum explored why Sage and Oracle might have trouble being nimble enough to get to the cloud. This week Dennis Howlett explores how Sage may or may not get to the cloud in his ZDNet post Sage [...]

  2. Ian Smith on February 3, 2010 at 8:15 am

    Cloud ERP is not private cloud ERP – that’s just business-as-usual ERP, with the data centre moved. Cloud ERP is multi-tenant SaaS – led by design not build – and is customisable, without the baggage of heavy custom coding and expensive software – something that the ERP dinosaurs can’t cope with. Dinosaur ERP vendors and those big fat, lazy IT firms in India will go the same way of the mainframe. They’ll be in a death spiral before end-2010.

  3. Graham Perry on February 6, 2010 at 7:40 am

    Cloud is a disruptive technology and what has yet to be developed is a business model by the large ERP vendors for this new order.

    Gone are the days of multimillion dollar ERP sales, expensive upgrades and hefty annual maintenance fees.

    So how will they maintain their year by year revenue growth so loved by NASDAQ investors?

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