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Quick Tip: Is a Cloud implementation any different than an on-premise one?

[fa icon="calendar"] May 10, 2018 / by Steve Shores, Highstreet

More and more organizations are taken with the allure of server-less implementations, low initial investments, and relatively easy deployments that cloud ERP software offers.

No matter the size of your business, if you have an out-dated, on-premise solution, you should be considering Cloud ERP as an option.

If your system does not provide the flexibility you need or you feel the pain of multiple systems and duplicate data, you should consider the Cloud. Many articles have compared Cloud versus On-Premise from a hardware and software perspective.

But, how does a Cloud implementation differ from an on-premise one?

A traditional on-premises software timeline looks something like this.

  • In year 1, development/configuration starts on the latest release.
  • Approximately six months after starting the project users get their first access to the application.
  • From 18 months to 2 years after start, the application is ready for production use, typically on the same release as when the project started.

To give you perspective, in this same time frame, Apple released 4 or 5 versions of the iPhone.

So that is how quickly innovation is occurring and perhaps how fast your competitors are innovating these days.

Learn more about Moving Applications to the Cloud.

Learn more about Moving Infrastructure to the Cloud.

Learn more about Private Cloud for PeopleSoft.


Topics: Quick Tip, Oracle Cloud


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