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Montash Blog: ERP – The Cloud, Analytics and Reporting

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The Cloud, Analytics and Reporting are among the trends shaping the future of ERP and how it is implemented. Simple SaaS solutions are becoming increasingly popular due to the rise of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) activities and the connected working environment. This requires employees to have enterprise access across smartphones, tablets and other devices that enable them to connect to anything, anywhere. Cloud adoption continues to be the key market development within ERP with firms attempting to put strategic growth on the agenda while cutting costs through migration to the Cloud.

Better ERP reporting achieved via tighter integration and analytics is a trend that SMEs and large corporations are embracing in order to make more out of the insights they are given. Firms now want to maximise their available resources by integrating analytics with the ERP system. This is enabling them to gather meaningful information, which can then be used to make key strategic decisions while lending itself to solving the Big Data conundrum. ERP provides the questions and answers that businesses need from the huge mass of data that is generated by their own applications.

As the market matures, firms are also moving towards a single strategic platform choice for ERP rather than focusing on specific solutions that only cater to individual departments. This often resulted in a struggle to manage multiple databases, applications, tools, workflows and user interfaces, which is the opposite of the streamlined and integrated nature of modern IT architecture and strategy. Choosing one platform then enables individual departments to select applications that dovetail with the wider platform strategy, which eliminates technical complexity and encourages high levels of adoption. It also fast tracks the implementation process.

Hybrid Cloud models are another growing trend as they enable firms to take the best of both worlds by combining on-premise and Cloud applications to create a broader ERP packages. This is also helping medium-sized businesses to overcome their tradition of resisting ERP as they begin to build a system that cuts down business-wide integration costs.

This article has been written by Cristian Amanta - Permanent Consultant - Information Technology Practice, if you would like to discuss your ERP/CRM recruitment requirements, please contact Cristian Amanta on +44 (0)20 7014 0230 or alternatively email cristian@montash.com.

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

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

Montash is headquartered in Old Street, London, in the heart of the technology hub. 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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