Has Cloud ERP Reached a Tipping Point?

For years there has been talk in the IT world that most server workloads will eventually move to the cloud because of the economies of scale advantages. The centralized Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) suite has resisted until now, showing signs that ERP is finally succumbing to cloud computing.

“We have reached a tipping point with cloud ERP,” says Rebecca Wettemann, vice president of research for Nucleus. “A lot of companies are getting to the point where their next ERP upgrade is almost a re-implementation, so they’re looking at their other options.”

According to Wettemann, cloud options are available in almost all ERP packages. “All of them have options for some version of hosting, certainly,” Wettemann says. “But I think we’ll see more and more” adopt the cloud delivery model going forward.

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