Over the past six years, Aberdeen has been measuring the willingness of organizations to consider Software as a Service (SaaS) as the deployment model for their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementations. In that time, organizations have become more educated on both the benefits and potential issues that factor into a SaaS ERP decision. As a result, the willingness of organizations to consider a SaaS or cloud deployment model for ERP has steadily increased. At the same time, the willingness to consider the traditional on – premise model has steadily decreased. Aberdeen predicted that eventually, deployment models of all types would become equally considered.
While on – premise deployments are still the overwhelming majority, they continue to fall out of favor. But this year’s data shows that the demand for cloud solutions has slowed as well. Are we getting closer to the point when those trends meet in the middle? And if so, what does that mean? Each deployment model has its unique pros and cons, but if all deployments are equally viable, how is an organization to choose between ERP solutions? This Analyst Insight examines trends in ERP deployment models and provides clues as to whether cloud ERP is the right fit for your organization.