A major ERP software company decided to turn around the trend of customers slowly moving away from running their ERP systems in-house, and adopt a Cloud Computing strategy, offering ERP software as a service (SaaS) and ERP Platform as a service (PaaS).
You as a strategic management consultant to the CEO of the ERP vendor, are asked to analyze the situation, and give recommendations on the way forward to implement this strategy. As part of this, you are asked to:
1. Identify the elements of the Business Model that uses cloud-based SaaS and PaaS,
2. Describe the Business Concept that outlines the vision of this future business model,
3. Detail the strategy to implement the vision, including the strategic goals and objectives, and the principles that should guide this transformation, and
4. Describe, using a dynamic business model, what is involved in the transformation of the present business model to realize this envisioned future.
In a real life scenario what you are producing would be part of a Business Case or a Business Plan, but this assignment does not ask you to create a complete business plan.
For this you must do research on SaaS, PaaS and find strategic analyses regarding cloud migration of ERP systems. Your major source can be Gartner reports (use the library online!), search ERP and PaaS, ERP and SaaS, but need to use other sources as well regarding ERP implementation issues.