Cloud integration still integration; SaaS adopters retreat from integration challenges; Epicor looks at two-tier ERPPosted in Cloud app integration news by Mike Ponta on Mar 10 2011
Author David Linthicum here reminds readers that cloud integration is not as different from past integration strategies as it may seem. Integration, he writes, is still about the flow of information between different systems. Cloud or on premise, the challenge remains dealing with semantics and data structure. With a growing trend of well-defined APIs, cloud systems may make integration easier than before.
SaaS adopters who move back to on-premise systems cite integration challenges (information management)
This article takes a look at a survey from Gartner about why SaaS adopters are switching back to on-premise systems. According to the article, the number one response was that SaaS integration was unexpectedly difficult or costly. The authors offer five reasons why cloud data integration may be more challenging, including increased speed and distributed control, as well as recommendations for meeting those challenges.
ERP tools provider Epicor this week released results from a survey about ERP strategies. The survey found that one third of businesses are considering a two-tier ERP strategy, wherein a company’s headquarters uses an enterprise-class ERP system that integrates with less robust but more easily implemented systems at branch offices. Author Dennis Howlett here takes a look about how a two-tier ERP strategy could work for Epicor and for its customers.