ERP's place in the cloud: Measuring core and two-tier adoption

In a traditional sense, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are often viewed as bulky, company-wide solutions that must be purchased, licensed, installed, and supported on premise. With the advent of cloud computing and other alternative hosting options, however, a larger spotlight is being put on the idea of ERP in the cloud for running core business functions. The advantages of this delivery mechanism align with the typical perks of going in to the cloud - faster implementation times, lower IT costs, no need for additional hardware, easier updates, and so forth.


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About Bridget McCrea

Bridget McCrea covers business and technology topics for various publications. She can be reached at

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