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Cloud Security Alliance: Cloud ERP making waves but caution persists around security

January 14, 2019 / James Bourne

Once a major headache for organisations, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are now becoming easier to migrate to the cloud, according to a new study from the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). The findings, which appear in the research firm’s latest report, titled ‘The Impact of Cloud on ERP’, surveyed almost 200 enterprise-level C-suite executives. Two thirds (64%) of organisations polled are either planning or in the middle of an ERP cloud migration initiative, while the vast majority (87%) of organisations who plan to use ERP are also looking to the cloud for other projects. There is no doubt – if any existed previously – about how important ERP remains to large organisations. 87% of those polled said it was either ‘extremely’ or ‘very’ important to their business. When it came to specific vendors, SAP was top of the shop, cited by 52% of respondents, ahead of Oracle (35%). This makes for interesting if not overly surprising...