Published on the 22/09/2016 | Written by Epicor Software Corporation
Understand common deployment options and know which questions to ask…
Any serious review of modern ERP systems requires you to consider the deployment model. ERP vendors increasingly aim to provide a compelling cloud (or Software as a Service—SaaS) value proposition. Over the last decade, enterprise application consumers have been convinced of the lower total cost of ownership (TCO) of cloud deployment; the benefits of anywhere, anytime access; the freedom of alleviating all the back-end systems management responsibilities; and the opportunity to enjoy instant and worry-free updates and upgrades.
Hidden within this cloud promise is a sometimes unspoken tradeoff. Yes, the technical and business benefits of the cloud are compelling—but at what price? What if your business needs change? Are you comfortable delegating something as strategic as your long-term ERP strategy to a vendor who has its own long-term interests that may conflict with your own?
This white paper will outline the benefits of the cloud, because they are indeed compelling, but it will also help you determine if cloud is right for your business. Perhaps the cloud is the best choice for you. If so, you should come to that conclusion on your own—not because of pressure from an ERP vendor—and with a clear understanding determine if the cloud is right for your business, and which cloud is right for your business.
Table of contents:
- The importance of choice
- Deployment models
- Infrastructure as a service
- Managed services
- Single-tenant cloud deployment
- Multi-tenant cloud deployment
Read the full white paper How your business can shine through the cloud