A recent study about the expectations levied on ERP systems in the public sector, discussed on govtech.com reflects disillusionment; 58% of public finance officers have been or expect to be disappointed with their organizations’ enterprise resource planning systems.
For a long time the general opinion has been that some enterprise systems such as BI would just not fit into an App Store model. However, the importance of BI, despite its failure to deliver in the past, has led to an appetite for BI functions that are templated to solve real and industry-specific business issues and delivered in bite-sized chunks to employees across the enterprise. It’s the democratisation of intelligence. Real-time insights are becoming a possibility across all levels of the organisation, empowering workers to make decisions on the same information that has been available in the boardroom for a long time, but that was difficult to arrive at and report on in any meaningful way.
This post by Julian Box http://www.cloudpro.co.uk/julian-box/3497/why-businesses-should-think-startups-when-it-comes-cloud states that ‘it’s not just start-ups who should be looking to cloud – enterprises need to start planning for the future too.’ Of course, we know this is true and there is no question that the cloud will be the future deployment method of choice for enterprise applications.