Cloud adoption in ERP may have finally reached a tipping point according to Panorama Consulting in its latest study “The 2020 ERP Report”. More than half of all ERP deployments in 2020 will be in the cloud – with more than 86% of deployments directly in SaaS. Focus on the main findings of this study…
How to choose your ERP ?
Whether it’s to acquire ERP software or to upgrade their existing system, organisations need to think about the functionality they need and also plan for their longer-term requirements. As part of a digital transformation strategy, the choice must be made according to the innovation roadmap planned by the publisher, for example if it is moving towards trends such as artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT). In order to sustain long-term growth, major market players such as SAP, Microsoft or CEGID are preferred due to the complementary ecosystem of software offered around ERP such as CRM, Analytics or BI.
Many organisations decide to keep their current ERP system and upgrade it. While upgrades are generally less expensive and less time consuming than a full ERP implementation, this can be challenged by a high degree of customisation of the existing system. With expert consultancy support, it may be preferable to start afresh or migrate to the cloud.
The cloud is coming of age
More than half of organisations are choosing Cloud ERP over on-premise software. This technological evolution is confirmed by the impetus of major market players such as Microsoft. For example, Microsoft has redeveloped Microsoft Dynamics 365 in the cloud with Azure technology.
Among those who have not yet taken the plunge, 41% cite a lack of information and knowledge about the market’s offerings. For about ¼ of them, it is the security and data loss risks that are holding back their transformation to the cloud. To complete the picture, the study shows that only 41% of the companies surveyed include the implementation of their ERP in a more global digital transformation strategy.
Technology is good, but, involving employees is even better!
Too many companies still focus primarily on the technical and functional aspects of ERP implementation. However, to ensure the success of such a structuring project, it is necessary to align all stakeholders with the objectives and processes related to the software. And the figures confirm it: nearly ¾ of the companies surveyed have encountered organisational difficulties and resistance to change in the adoption of new processes.
How does Apsia promote the success of an ERP implementation?
Only 8% of the companies surveyed that used external consultants to implement their ERP experienced the difficulties mentioned above. Apsia’s Cloud experts intervene precisely to support these high value-added projects. To ensure the success of an ERP implementation, Apsia places the client’s project within a digital transformation process within the organisation. This allows us to support change management and to involve all employees in the adoption of the new technologies and processes.
From the definition of needs to post-project support, Apsia prepares and prevents organisational and operational changes to guarantee long-term performance. In our latest client testimonial, find out how Apsia is supporting Evernex in its very rapid growth in France and internationally.