There’s been some great news for businesses looking for an ERP software solution which is available through the cloud, as SAP have announced a new focus upon SAP Business By Design.
Speaking at the SAP Partner Summit in America, which is being held in advance of the Sapphire Now conference, SAP President for Global Channels and General Business, Rodolpho Cardenuto announced the company’s intention to focus their efforts upon ERP delivered through the cloud.
As quoted by CRN, he said: “Why is ERP cloud important? First and foremost because we are the leaders in ERP. We entered this business 45 years ago and now it’s time for us to move our installed base to the cloud from an ERP perspective.”
Enterprise Resource Planning is generally viewed as one of the last software solutions that organisations might migrate to the cloud, due to the size of the systems and their need to integrate with all aspects of a company’s financial and business processes. They are also business critical and as such, many businesses have wanted to be assured of the security and stability of cloud software before opting to move onto the system themselves.
Despite some recent confusion that SAP was discontinuing Business By Design, it is now being positioned as the number one cloud replacement for SAP Business All-in-One as well as the replacement solution of choice for growing businesses on legacy systems such as Sage and Microsoft Navision.
This new focus from SAP is set to see development increase in the coming months. It’s been suggested that should ERP on cloud software take off as expected, the number of ERP solutions could then exceed the highs seen in the late 90s.
At Codestone, we currently offer SAP Business ByDesign, SAP Business One as a Service (BOaaS), and SAP Business One HANA via the cloud.
Earlier this year, SAP had already made it clear that they recognised cloud software is where demand is set to be in the future. Across Europe sales of cloud based solutions are growing substantially and now outstrip the demand for on premise solutions by some considerable margin. The demand for cloud deployments we are seeing ourselves confirms this.