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Leveling the Playing Field for Independent Retailers with the CloudAccording a U.S. Senator, “Small businesses should have the same ability to reach customers as powerful corporations.” In the retail sector, we’re seeing this sentiment taking flight with independent retailers leveraging cloud based solutions to realize “big retailer” capabilities without
Reasons to Adopt SaaS ERPThe success of SaaS-based
enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions such as
Epicor Cloud ERP among job shops and small to mid-sized manufacturers and distributors reflects a number of factors. Changes in the market itself are requiring more of smaller participants in supply chains. Communication requirements are more comprehensive; the need for greater efficiencies are more acute, stretching beyond the limits of the traditional point or homegrown solutions typically used by these smaller concerns.
Why SaaS Makes Sense in Our Current EconomyA look at the economy over the past four years doesn’t yield a very pretty picture. The 2008-2012 global recession, sometimes referred to as the late-2000s recession, Great Recession, the Lesser Depression, or the Long Recession, is a marked global economic decline that began in December 2007 and took a particularly sharp downturn in September 2008. This recession affected the entire world economy, with higher detriment occurring in some countries more than others. As a major global recession characterized by various systemic imbalances, it was sparked by the outbreak of the 2007-2009 global financial crisis. The economic side effects of the European sovereign debt crisis, accompanied with slowing U.S. and Chinese growth, continues to provide obstacles to world economic growth.
The Business Benefits of SaaS SoftwareIn an earlier post on
why SaaS software makes sense in this economy, we noted how the
benefits of SaaS software (which began gaining traction about the time
of the global financial crisis of 2007-2009) have continued to gain
momentum in the context of today’s economic uncertainties. The business
benefits of SaaS software are contributing to this growth.
Cloud Transformations, Looking ForwardA recent survey of global business and technology executives provides an interesting snapshot of the cloud.
Have We Reached the Tipping Point in SaaS ERP?In Malcolm Gladwell’s seminal book The Tipping Point,
he defines a tipping point as “the moment of critical mass, the
threshold, the boiling point.” For Software as a Service (SaaS), the
traditional barrier to attaining the momentum implied by the tipping
point has been ERP.
Companies have been amenable to having applications that surround or
extend ERP reside in a SaaS environment, but they have been less likely
to place their most critical enterprise records in an environment they
did not directly own or control. This is changing.
SaaS-Based ERP Empowering Smaller Manufacturers and DistributorsAccording to a recent report from Research and Markets, SaaS-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) software
revenue will experience a compound annual growth rate of nearly 25
percent between 2010 and 2014. A key factor driving this adoption is the
low initial investment required to implement SaaS ERP software.
Other important factors include speed of deployment, lack of
maintenance concerns, ease of data management, and the ability to scale.
Security as an Issue Diminishes as SaaS Solutions Are ImplementedBecause security and privacy are high profile issues for those discussing software as a service (SaaS) as an application delivery method, anxieties among those considering incorporating SaaS solutions or elements are higher than for those using SaaS solutions and elements.
Cloud MomentumEarlier this week CIO Magazine commented on the prevalence of Cloud Computing for small and emerging companies in the article, More IT Leaders Turning to SaaS ERP – Rich Freeman writes, “Businesses have been using SaaS solutions for years, but most have balked at putting that most mission-critical of mission-critical business applications—their ERP system—into the cloud. Now, however, the barriers and fears that have kept many CIOs away from SaaS ERP products appear to be slowly but steadily eroding.”
Cloud Security: The Debate in SwedenWorking for Epicor in Sweden, home of successful cloud pioneers like Skype and R&D hub for Spotify (and then the previously not so popular cloud startups like Pirate Bay), I have noticed that there has been a lot of debate in the Swedish press lately about security in the cloud. Who owns what at what time, and what happens with data if a cloud company goes bankrupt. One of the reasons for the debate is due to the decision by one of the Swedish government organizations to use cloud services, with most of the discussion relating to how its extremely critical and sensitive information about the country’s national safety can be protected securely.
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