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What’s the Cloud’s Role in Tier-2 ERP?

July 25, 2013
By guest blogger - Pat Garrehy
What’s the Cloud’s Role in Tier-2 ERP?

Since the late nineties, SAP and Oracle have dominated On-Premise ERP in the large, Tier-1 manufacturing enterprises – but primarily as the ERP system at the corporate level. They have not been that successful in being implemented in the next tier, the Tier-2 small and medium sized plants. Therefore, most of what is written...
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Public vs Private Cloud: What you should know before selecting your cloud ERP solution

April 18, 2013
By guest blogger - Pat Garrehy
Public vs Private Cloud: What you should know before selecting your cloud ERP solution

It goes without saying that one goal of a Public Cloud platform provider is to attract as many software companies as possible to ‘rent space’ on their platform. Quite naturally, all Public Cloud providers invest in software and infrastructure which makes it easy for software companies to develop a contemporary product. However, the Public...
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Cloud ERP vs. On-Premise ERP: Which Has the Lower Cost of Ownership?

April 11, 2013
By guest blogger - Pat Garrehy
Cloud ERP vs. On-Premise ERP: Which Has the Lower Cost of Ownership?

ERP software providers often confuse potential customers with cost comparisons relating to software license, implementation, ongoing maintenance, future enhancements and customizations between Cloud and On Premise solutions. Where Cost is a Wash Those that have experienced the implementations of both Cloud and On Premise ERP software suites can attest that their costs are roughly...
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How to Create a “Best-of-Breed” ERP Solution within the Cloud Community

March 7, 2013
By guest blogger - Pat Garrehy
How to Create a “Best-of-Breed” ERP Solution within the Cloud Community

It has never been easy to piece together best-of-breed solutions in the On-Premise environment. When one considers all the variables that are present, (versions of the operating system, the relational data base system, the browsers, the compilers, etc.), it is no wonder that the best-of-breed approach never flourished in the On-Premise world. With this...
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Cloud ERP – More or Less Customization?

February 26, 2013
By guest blogger - Pat Garrehy
Cloud ERP – More or Less Customization?

One of the hidden costs of implementing any ERP system is the cost of customization. The focus at the initial meetings in the sales process is for both the buyer and seller to determine where the company’s present ERP software falls short and how the seller’s new solution can meet today’s needs. In the...
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When Does Cloud ERP Start Saving Money?

February 15, 2013
By guest blogger - Pat Garrehy
When Does Cloud ERP Start Saving Money?

Companies that implement a cloud ERP solution are yielding significant and tangible cost reductions in both IT staff and hardware infrastructure in addition to the intangible benefits of cloud solutions, such as access anytime from anywhere from virtually any device. Because of such impressive benefits, the interest in cloud ERP is growing and installations...
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Multi-Tenant vs. Hosted Cloud ERP – Pros and Cons

February 11, 2013
By guest blogger - Pat Garrehy
Multi-Tenant vs. Hosted Cloud ERP – Pros and Cons

There is a general consensus that, by 2023, most of the installed MFG ERP systems will be Cloud-based. But, will they be multi-tenant or hosted? There are arguments for both. However, only one will win out. Let’s take a look at each. Multi-Tenant: The Rule of One – In a multi-tenant environment, the is...
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