About this webinar:
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions are regarded as the backbone of many organisations’ day-to-day operations. As a result, they are often hesitant to change up their ERP setup, particularly when it comes to cloud migration, as any disruption could have serious consequences for their day-to-day running.
When organisations do migrate ERP to the cloud, they may opt for a “lift and shift” approach or moving things bit by bit in a bid to minimise the risk of downtime. However, these strategies can result in a complex, sprawling ERP environment, with numerous platforms and vendors, making managing ERP complex and resource intensive. Heavily customised solutions, often with considerable technology debt, can also undermine the business case for a shift to SaaS solutions.
ERP consolidation, the practice of combining multiple ERP systems and databases onto a single ERP platform, can help organisations reduce complexity, optimise support and maintenance, and lower costs, enabling them to extract more value from their ERP setup. It also provides an opportunity for organisations to assess whether their ERP platform is still efficiently serving its purpose.
With all of the benefits of consolidating ERP, CIOs may still face a technology talent shortage. Organisations may not have the resources or personnel to carry out what can be an ambitious consolidation project, or they may be challenged to support the consolidated platform as they redirect staff to cloud projects; so they may need to seek assistance from third parties.
This web seminar, supported by bespoke research from Computing, will explore organisations’ current ERP setup and whether it is meeting their needs. It will look at organisations’ plans for ERP cloud migration, skills and resourcing challenges, and the driving factors behind ERP consolidation. Finally, it will examine what organisations are looking for in a third-party when it comes to managing and overhauling their ERP. Should you be looking to outsource your ERP headaches?