Predictions: The future of ERP and Cloud computing for 2016

As we close out 2015, our traditions on looking back and looking ahead on technology trends for the coming year, continues. Acumatica, The Next Generation Cloud ERP Software company, sat down with four of its top analysts and thought leaders, to find out what happened in the ERP world this past year, and what to expect in the New Year.

While, the conversations were created originally as video series, “Deck the Cloud”, we’ll be highlighting a few of the questions discussed.

The key question each analyst was asked is: What ERP buying trends do you see in the marketplace?

The 4 Speakers in no particular order, are as follows:

Esteban Kolsky, Founder and Principal of thinkJar, a thinktank focusing on how organizations can better use technology.

Frank Scavo, President of Strativa, an IT and management consulting firm, and President of Computer Economics, an IT research firm.

Jon Reed, Co-Founder of Diginomica, a disruptive tech media blog focusing on enterprise issues and concerns.

Cindy Jutras, President of Mint Jutras, an independent research-based consulting firm that specializes in analyzing the business impact of enterprise applications.

Find their answers below:

Virtually every single enterprise application and technology purchased today is going to be on a cloud basis. Cloud is a commodity that is baked into every single decision.” - Esteban Kolsky

The first-time ERP buyers are growing and are ready to come off their small business accounting systems and get onto a real, full-blown ERP system.” - Frank Scavo

In general, today’s buyer is a much more informed buyer. They have a much better BS detector.” - Jon Reed

This year, what was a lot different was the attitude towards deployment options. There is a clear trend toward people wanting to move toward the cloud.” - Cindy Jutra

Let us know what ERP buying trends you see in the marketplace today in the comments, or you can join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #DecktheCloud.
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