SWITCHING OVER TO CLOUD ERP IMPLEMENTATIONâ€“A WORKABLE SOLUTION FOR SMALL AND MID-SIZED PUBLIC SECTOR ENTERPRISES OF KERALA
Present is the era of internet, communication and networking. The organizations and firms are switching over from individual departmental software to a total enterprise software solution (Lin, G., Fu, D., Zhu, J., & Dasmalchi, G. 2009)1.
The Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) got momentum in 1990’s. SAP being the biggest ERP provider started in 1972 by 5 engineers from Germany, having now a total range of business software solutions and services designed to fit the needs of all types and classes of organizations from tiny, small & medium to large MNCs (Maurice Catt, P. (2008)2.
SAPs service extends now 35 Million customers scattered over 136 countries. After two decades, all most all ERP vendors turn in to providing their solution through the Cloud. Now it is getting premiere attention of all Industries for a Total Business Enterprises Software Application.
ERP, SCM, MS Office 365, CRM, various Server solutions and Platforms are offered through cloud service (Padhy, R.P., & Patra, M.R.2013)3.
KEYWORDS: Enterprise Resource Planning, Small and Medium Enterprises, Public Sector Enterprises