Authored on: Jan 13, 2012
Download In one of the most difficult economic environment in decades, manufacturers around the world are reevaluating their ERP systems. Medical device manufacturers, food and beverage processors, aerospace and automotive suppliers, and others are looking to implement ERP systems that cut costs, streamline operations, and improve performance. ERP implementations have traditionally been judged by three financial criteria: initial capital expense, ongoing operating costs, and time to value. In the years ahead, focus on the economy will ensure that IT evaluates these criteria even more rigorously. This paper makes the case for on-demand ERP solutions, commonly referred to as software as a service (SaaS) ERP systems, which are increasingly attractive to the enterprise that welcomes the ability to extend scarce IT resources.