Posts Tagged ‘ SaaS ’

ERP Manager Roles in SaaS and On-Premise Deployments

June 14, 2011
By guest blogger - Rashid Kahn

Changing Role of the ERP Manager In a traditional ERP deployment all ERP related tasks are performed in house. In this case the ERP Manager is responsible for a team of employees that can manage servers, update software, configure the application, oversee data backups, and other system related tasks. All of these tasks will...
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Using the Cloud To Weatherproof your Financials

June 1, 2011
By djohnson
Using the Cloud To Weatherproof your Financials

Good Clouds and Bad Clouds Recent weather events including flooding along the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, tornados from Northern California to Oklahoma, thunderstorms from Illinois to New York, and heat alerts in the Southeast have demonstrated the impact of ‘bad clouds’ on business and data availability. I’ve often heard the phrase “you have to...
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Does Cloud ERP Eliminate Capacity Planning?

May 10, 2011
By djohnson
Does Cloud ERP Eliminate Capacity Planning?

Many say that by deploying ERP software on an external cloud, businesses gain on-demand scalability and eliminate server capacity planning. In this post we investigate whether it”s possible to eliminate all capacity planning issues when deploying on an external cloud. Yes, no planning needed With the Cloud, you simply turn on more service as...
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Keep the Cloud and SaaS Knowledge Coming

April 12, 2011
By grippen
Keep the Cloud and SaaS Knowledge Coming

It is exciting to me to see the momentum of the Cloud marketplace. With every study I see, every analysts I hear, every piece of research I read, all are saying the same thing…Cloud is growing! But it is also interesting to me that even though there is growth, there are many in the...
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ERP Software Cost Comparison: On-Premise, SaaS, and Hosted

March 30, 2011
By djohnson
ERP Software Cost Comparison: On-Premise, SaaS, and Hosted

Overview This article presents costs associated with different ERP software deployment scenarios. The numbers presented in this article have been gathered by averaging quotes provided by 2-3 different ERP and hosting service providers. ERP Software Purchasing and Deployment Options The Cloud has inspired a new way of thinking about ERP software deployments. Companies have...
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Planning for the turned-around economy? Cloud Computing and SaaS can help.

March 16, 2011
By grippen
Planning for the turned-around economy?  Cloud Computing and SaaS can help.

Though the economy has thrown us a curve ball over the last couple of years, there are indications that the economy might be in the process of turning around. In fact, wholesale distributors have recently reported six quarters of consecutive growth, plus the need to start growing their inventories and people resources, i.e. the...
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Cloud Provider recovers from Downtime

March 3, 2011
By grippen
Cloud Provider recovers from Downtime

How is SaaS impacted by Gmail Hiccup? Kevin Purdy summarizes the weekend Gmail outage and provides several backup options in his article on Lifehacker, How to Back Up Your Gmail the Easy and Cheap Way. At ERP Cloud News, we see this as an opportunity to debate the benefits of SaaS and outsourcing. Information...
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Working around IT Doesn’t Apply to ERP Software

March 2, 2011
By djohnson
Working around IT Doesn’t Apply to ERP Software

As a member of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), I was able to download a paper called “Purchasing SaaS for Business Leaders” by Nina Sorrentino. The paper describes benefits of SaaS including increased flexibility, security, reduced costs, increased stability, and better accountability. The paper also discusses how SaaS has altered the relationship...
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