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SAP and Accenture to double down on cloud for verticals

SAP and Accenture are partnering to target industry verticals with industry-specific cloud solutions

Global system integrator and consulting firm Accenture and German software giant SAP announced a partnership Monday that will see the two companies jointly set up a business unit to focus on developing industry specific cloud-based solutions. The news comes barely two weeks after SAP’s cloud-native competitor NetSuite announced a similar partnership with Dell and Deloitte.

Australia’s CSG deploys Salesforce-based Roostock ERP

Australian managed services provider CSG announced Tuesday that the company is in the midst of deploying Roostock’s Salesforce-based ERP platform

Australian managed services provider CSG announced Tuesday that the company is in the midst of deploying Roostock’s Salesforce-based ERP platform as it moves to transform its internal IT estate.

NetSuite partners with Dell, Deloitte to improve targeting of verticals

NetSuite has expanded partnerships with Dell and Deloitte in a bid to deepen its hold on niche industry verticals

NetSuite announced partnerships this week with Dell Services and consulting firm Deloitte that will see the SaaS ERP provider double down on targeting both the mid-market and large enterprise. NetSuite chief executive officer Zach Nelson said the partnerships will help deepen the company’s reach into niche industry verticals, where robust cloud-based business management solutions are few and far between.

Reading Borough enlists Fujitsu, Oracle for £1.35m cloud-based ERP project

Reading Borough enlisted Fujitsu, Oracle for £1.35m cloud-based ERP project

The UK’s, Reading Borough Council announced Wednesday that it has enlisted Fujitsu to help it set up and manage Oracle’s Financial Cloud suite, which is scheduled to go live in April this year.

NEC and SAP partner to bring cloud-based ERP to SMEs

NEC and SAP are partnering to deliver the latter's SME-focused ERP solution on the former's hardware

Setting their sights on South East Asian SMEs, NEC and SAP have entered into a partnership this week that will see NEC provide small and medium-size businesses in the region with SAP’s Business ByDesign ERP solution. The companies want to dispel the myth that SAP’s cloud solutions are only suitable for larger enterprises.

UK ERP projects still plagued by over-spend, complexity and confusion

79 per cent of IT and financial decision makers in the UK are dissatisfied with their business' ERP roll-out

Enterprise resource planning tools provided by major vendors like SAP, Microsoft and Oracle are at the heart of many medium and large enterprises’ critical systems. But research published today by integrated systems provider K3 FDS suggests UK businesses are struggling with ERP implementation projects due to unnecessary over-complexity and cost, with nearly four in five IT and financial decision makers claiming dissatisfaction with their ERP roll-outs.

Two thirds of large enterprises ready to move mission critical apps to cloud

Virtustream says that 2014 will be a critical year for large enterprises migrating mission critical apps to the cloud

The challenges associated with moving mission-critical applications over to the cloud are numerous and often depend on the complexity of those apps, the IT estate, or some combination thereof. But research published today suggests that while over two thirds of enterprises are ready to make the move, security, risk and loss of control are still holding many back.

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