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Supply Chains in the Cloud: Tipping Points, Integration Challenges, Complexity, and Selection Advice [PRO]

This is the third and final installment in our series covering supply chains in the cloud. Pierre Mitchell and Jason Busch discuss everything from where they think the tipping point is for procurement applications in the cloud to dealing with integration issues - ending with what everyone really wants to know: what's the NUMBER ONE selection criteria for cloud applications?

Supply Chains in the Cloud: Procurement Benefits, Motivations, Reluctance, and Security [PRO]

Today we continue our series covering supply chains in the cloud (see Part 1 here). Pierre Mitchell and Jason Busch answer these four questions:

  • Software as a Service (SaaS) or cloud offering brings the operational IT benefits of lower cost, greater reliability, improved accessibility, better scalability and agility. What benefits to the procurement process are typically associated with cloud applications?
  • What drives companies to move mission-critical supply chain-related applications to the cloud?
  • What does Spend Matters see that’s creating the most reluctance in companies or individuals in migrating to
cloud applications?
  • As individuals, we do banking and investments and enter our credit card numbers to make purchases online. Some even freely share personal information with social media tools. Is there any procurement information 
that you believe is not appropriate for being stored in a cloud application? If so, can you characterize that information?

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Spend Matters welcomes another guest post from Jon Winsett of NPI, a spend management consultancy focused on eliminating overspending on IT, telecom and shipping. Virtually […]

7 Reasons SaaS is Right for Purchase-to-Pay Systems

Spend Matters welcomes a guest post from Shannon Lowe and Steve Ayala of Verian. On-premises ERP has typically been the engine that runs internal business […]