By "Jim Lein, Oracle Midsize-Oracle" on Apr 10, 2015
Karen dela Torre, VP of the ERP applications business group at Oracle, offers practical ERP Cloud deployment advice in her recent Forbes OracleVoice post, Safe Passage to the Cloud: 5 Best Practices for Cloud Implementation.
"Much has been written recently about the benefits of moving ERP to the cloud, and CFOs are embracing the cloud in growing numbers," writes dela Torre. "Yet the move also presents challenges, and there are only a small number of vendors and system integrators with experience in this area."
#3 on her list is Embrace Standard Best Practices Already in the Application. Based on her extensive experience working with ERP Cloud adopters, dela Torre advises,
"If all you want is to migrate your old, on-premises processes to the cloud, then you’re not really getting all the benefits of a modern ERP cloud. Of course every company will have some unique processes, and you should look for a vendor that can provide the tools you need to personalize your cloud."
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