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SAP wants to define ERP in the cloud

The smaller proprietary and open source ERP vendors have begun to run their software from the cloud. While SAP has been a little ambivalent, there are signs that its customers and partners are racing ahead.

Channel Insider quotes Symmetry CEO Dan Wilhelms estimating that his SMB customers save 30 percent of the cost by switching to a hosted SAP model.  

Symmetry, which has worked with SAP software for 14 years, says demand for hosted SAP solutions is on the rise.  “There is a much greater interest in hosting and software as a service than there has been in years past,” Dan told Channel Insider.

How has the message sunk in? Peter Gartenberg, SAP India Managing Director told Business Standard that his company was already running ERP on private clouds.

SAP may have moved late on the cloud, but none can accuse it of lacking in ambition. Peter added:  "What we intend to do is to define ERP in the cloud. Some of the announcements that we will make soon will define how an ERP should be run on the cloud."

Arun Mysore

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