CFO David Martin explains why the global tire manufacturer replaced Infor Lawson with Oracle ERP, EPM, and SCM Cloud.
Infor has made a big marketing splash with its CloudSuite applications, yet the suite is conspicuously absent from many recent analyst reports. What’s going on?
While Infor CloudSuite does contain some new capabilities, it was built based on Lawson on-premises products and is delivered via Amazon Web Services, adding another layer of complexity. If you’re a retailer, would you feel comfortable hosting your critical business data with one of your biggest competitors?
Infor has repackaged its on-premises applications in the cloud. Oracle has rewritten its apps for the cloud.
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The Future-Ready ERP Cloud: What to Expect
Being “in the cloud” doesn’t mean just rewriting part of an on-premises application and delivering it via the web. True software as a service (SaaS), written from the ground up to run natively in the cloud, offers so much more:
This last point is the most important. In a recent Oracle survey, two-thirds of respondents said they moved from on-premises ERP to SaaS because of the cost savings. But once they got to the cloud, an overwhelming 85% cited “staying current on technology” as a top benefit. In the world of SaaS, the cloud provider updates your ERP several times a year with the latest features, capabilities, and best practices. Your ERP is never out of date and you never need to do another upgrade. In fact, a move to Oracle ERP Cloud could be the last upgrade you ever do. And with our new, automated migration tools and services, we make it easier than ever.
Aberdeen Group offers the following advice for choosing a cloud provider:
Oracle ERP Cloud has been recognized as a leader in a number of recent analyst reports, including the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Core Financial Management Suites. Our investment in research and development far outpaces Infor’s: Compare our annual $6 billion R&D spend to Infor’s latest financial statement, which shows an investment of only $489 million.
Our commitment to R&D investment is long-term and ongoing. Oracle is a stable, trusted innovation partner, well capitalized, with a top-ranked bond rating. We will be here alongside you to help you build—and realize—your future vision.
Don’t get stuck with yesterday’s ERP. Get tomorrow’s ERP today, with Oracle.
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