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Would an ERP on Cloud help in simplifying the implementation of an ERP system?

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Ever since our launch of RODE 2.0, there has been a question crawling in my mind. I wanted to know from my peers in the industry how they perceive Ramco’s innovation of hosting an ERP system on the cloud. I wanted to know if utilizing an ERP on cloud would help organizations in making the implementation process simpler. So, to abate my eagerness I posted this question to my peers on LinkedIn. And to my surprise I have received so many different views that I would like to highlight here.

“Would an ERP on Cloud help in simplifying the implementation of an ERP system?

These are the responses I have received on LinkedIn:

Sushil Menon
Regional Manager at Outlook Group, Bangalore
Bangalore Area, India

His Response: I am not qualified to answer this. Despite my limited knowledge on the subject, I do believe that ERP on cloud bridges lot of gaps when it comes to implementation. It provides flexibility and speed. Investment model ensures that vendors also can get on ERP and thus making seamless transactional work with their client.

 

Ashok Philip
Head - Corporate Sales, Karnataka at Aircel
Bangalore Area, India

His Response: yes for sure/ since in the current context just a broadband connectivity is available in most places. But not a kind of secured mpls links. Again if it can be used from any normal PC without much of upgradation, it would be much easier to implement and maintain

Kalpesh Furia
Adrenalin eSystems Ltd
Mumbai Area, India

His Response: Yes Very much, as you just ay as use model, Initial investments are very minimal and get knowledge of entire cycle of ERP Implementation.

Rajan kolhe
Arteria technologies pvt.ltd.
India

His Response: Using ERP on cloud will bring down the Capex to minimum it also allows to move out if the service provided by the vendor is not up to the mark

Sandeep Nair
Deputy General Manager
TATA Teleservices Ltd

His Response: Yes it would as the CAPEX for the same will be lowered. BTW, my company is speaking to RAMCO for its ERP on cloud and I am supposed to take it to market once it’s on board on our marketplace (Portal). My additional responsibility is product management of cloud computing application. To start with we go live with Microsoft

Ashok Dash
Geography Head - Sales & Account Management (India & SAARC countries) at Ramco Systems
Mumbai Area, India

His Response: Yes, a cloud deployment certainly makes implementation simpler. The most obvious beneficiaries are the IT stakeholders since it completely obviates the need to procure, install and maintain hardware & system software. As far as the business stakeholders are concerned, a cloud based ERP offering is generally more intuitive and training is simpler. The implementation roll-out is also simpler as far as uploading of data is concerned since it is managed centrally from a data centre or the vendor's premises. Another significant factor that simplifies implementation is that cloud based ERP offerings can be implemented in a scaled manner.
Thus it would not be wrong to say that an ERP on cloud helps in simplifying the implementation of an ERP system.

Amar Jeet, CA, CISA, LLB
Implementation Head - Strategic Account - India Operations at Ramco Systems
New Delhi Area, India

His Response: In my opinion Cloud would more help in easing post live implementation scenario rather than simplifying implementation by removing the ERP operations issues like Hardware/ Software upgrades, DBA activities, No DBA required to run system, etc.

 

While opting for Cloud organizations shall only concentrates only to their core business rather struggling to manage day-to-day system related issues. Cloud is boon for organizations those don't want to keep fat IT team to run their system and they can manage it with one nodal person with nominal IT knowledge.

Dipti Sarnobat
Treasury - Business Development - India region at Thomson Reuters
Mumbai Area, India

 

His Response: The traditional sentiment of what it takes to implement enterprise resource planning (ERP) and similar large, complex packaged applications is that it’s a big, lumbering, exhausting process. Standard procedures such as installation, configuration, testing new systems and then moving them into production can take enormous time and effort, and software changes often just layer on more complexity.

Could cloud-computing change that reputation? Cloud-computing lifts the perspective of software as a service (SaaS) to the business level where concerns about scale, performance and availability are seen through the lens of business processes and user requirements

Mannish Garg
Ex- Regional Sales Manager
Ramco Systems Limited

His Response: Implementation process would still remain challenging; it is only the maintenance that becomes simpler since every expense becomes an op-ex; you in way outsource everything to the ERP vendor, allowing you to focus on your core competencies.

Posted By: Garima Sinha

 

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