Difference in Cloud ERP Systems : A comparison
Abstract: Enterprise Resource Planning systems are today the backbone for many companies. To collect business data from different department into one single database and let employees generate reports from that simplifies business processes. Cloud computing is growing and begins to step into businesses and companies more and more. The better and more tested the cloud systems gets the more companies will gain trust for the clouds. This is fundamental for starting to store sensitive corporation data and information in cloud services. Traditional ERP systems are hosted locally at each company where themselves need to maintain the system. Since cloud computing grow the ERP also start to be developed as cloud applications. By take away the responsibilities of maintaining hardware from the companies the cloud based ERP system is on an upward trend. This thesis contains a comparison of a couple of different cloud ERP systems. Almost all systems are structured by either 2-tier or 3-tier architecture, the different is mainly the number of messages that is sent between each layer and where the computation occurs. This, and other areas are compared in this thesis . How each system is structured and the strengths and weaknesses for each system is the main part of this thesis. Systems from SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, Infor and NetSuite are included in this thesis. Based on the different structures different systems suits different requirements better, a recommendation for how to think when choosing a cloud ERP system is included in this thesis.
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