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ERP – SAP and Salesforce to benefit from SaaS migration

24/09/2014 by

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SAP SE is in the best position to take advantage of the en masse migration of the IT industry to SaaS ERP offerings during the next decade, according to a new report. The switch to cloud-based solutions and on-demand deployments is a growing trend in the ERP product space with large organisations in the data and analytics and cyber security sectors now favouring mobile suites. SAP and Oracle are at the forefront of this shift away from on-premise installations, which have been an industry standard for over 20 years. This is because SaaS solutions enable companies to optimise their production channels by establishing a consistent and continual link between all areas of the business. It allows them to scale to growing demand and share data across multiple regions, subsidiaries and divisions instantly.

Recent figures show that SaaS adoption rates are growing exponentially and are set to finally surpass traditional licenses by 2020. The expected tech trends through 2015 show that those still favouring outdated methods are missing out on huge potential for growth with the emergence of mobile Apps and a mindset that global technology business leaders, Gartner, describe as a “seamless shift between computing and communicating.” Cloud-based solutions and shrinking data centres will make it much easier for businesses using SaaS to meet and exceed the expectations and needs of their customers.

The Salesforce1 Platform is also revolutionising the way organisations connect all of their customer data, devices and applications by using innovative APIs and mobile tools. This is particularly important in the IT recruitment sector where candidates, CV content and skill profiles need to be found and matched in an instant. The ExactTarget marketing cloud, also based on the Salesforce1 Platform, shares a similar premise but takes advantage of the growing need for social ERP and CRM by turning Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn consumers into regular, paying customers.

SAP's enterprise resource planning software offers a similar platform to sharpen the competitive edge of organisations in sectors such as architecture and strategy, information security and assurance and scientific engineering. Recent figures show that the ERP software market grew by almost 4 per cent last year with SAP as the clear market leader with $6.1 billion (£3.7 billion) in revenue. That figure is set to grow further as organisations continue to digitalise their operations and favour the continuity and sales potential associated with cloud-based ERP and supply chain management solutions and products.

This article was written by Cristian Amanta ,for more information please contact Cristian on: +44 (0)20 7014 0230 or send an email to cristiana@montash.com

Montash is a multi-award winning, global technology recruitment firm. Specialising in permanent and contract positions across mid-senior appointments which cover a wide range of industry sectors and IT functions, including:

ERP, BI & Data, Information Security, IT Architecture & Strategy, Energy Technologies, Demand IT and Business Engagement, Digital and E-commerce, Infrastructure and Service Delivery, Project and Programme Delivery.

With offices based in London, Montash has completed assignments in over 30 countries and has appointed technical professionals from board level to senior and mid-management in permanent and contract roles.

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