ERP on Cloud: The winds of change

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Published on January 17, 2014

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Three rapidly moving developments are shaking businesses across the world: cloud technology, mobile adoption and data proliferation. The enhanced availability of rich data and mobile adoption is ensuring that it can be acted upon instantly. Enabling this is scalable and standardized infrastructure on cloud

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HIGHLIGHTS ERP on Cloud: The winds of change Three rapidly moving developments are shaking businesses across the world: cloud technology, mobile adoption and data proliferation. The enhanced availability of rich data and mobile adoption is ensuring that it can be acted upon instantly. Enabling this is scalable and standardized infrastructure on cloud How long can it be before ERP, the cornerstone of manufacturing, begins to completely re platform itself exploiting cloud? 2 © 2013 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM

Industry Indicators of Change  Non-core areas in manufacturing such as standard administrative business processes have already moved to cloud- while core processes like production planning, have not yet followed suite  Several ERP players, are in the market with cloud versions of their products. Both; the smaller ones and the larger ones have taken cloud seriously and are re-architecting HCM, CRM and other processes to create a new class of applications that complement core ERP  In emerging economies, like BRIC and SE Asia; the need is for deploying low cost ERP solutions that are flexible in proportion to needs  Large manufacturers are discovering that their needs are no different from those of medium sized businesses. They too are de-coupling core processes and using cloud ERP for non-core processes 3 © 2013 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM

Organizations show the way in leveraging ERP on cloud Advantages of using ERP on cloud Cloud based ERP systems with their low upfront costs, elasticity in pricing models and the ability to integrate with the HQ master ERP systems, provide unprecedented flexibility for rapid expansion into newer markets Cloud based ERP solutions tightly integrated with parent ERP systems like SAP can help with rapid capability and confidence to integrate new acquired entities during M&A’s 4 © 2013 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM • Enhanced flexibility (modular implementation) • Enhanced customization (new ERP solutions are highly configurable) • Lowered cost of ERP implementation (due to lowered infrastructure requirements) • Improve productivity and optimize ERP run costs by moving Development and QA ERP instances to cloud Lower cost of ownership (pay-asyou-go model) • Better integration with emerging technologies (mobile, data, analytics) • Lowered cost of IT talent (no onpremise installations to manage)

Mobility driving ERP on cloud Manufacturers who have a mobile strategy in place have an urgent need to integrate ERP technology with the mobile cloud, providing remote workers with immediate access to a stream of live enterprise data Mobility holds the promise of delivering higher value from ERP implementation in cloud because of:  Improved operational efficiencies (employees have anytime-anywhere access to critical data)  Ability to extend business to new markets and geographies (no requirement for investments in infrastructure and connectivity)  Ability to integrate other enterprise mobile systems (MES, mobile field forces, sales, inventory tracking, etc)  Using cloud can lower the cost of integrating mobile initiatives with ERP, delivering true enterprise mobility. 5 © 2013 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM

Big Data driving ERP on cloud With data, a McKinsey report points out that manufacturing can achieve up to 50% reduction in product development and assembly costs and can achieve up to 7% reduction in working capital. Data holds real value to manufacturing  Manufacturers worldwide are using big data to furiously extract competitive advantage, create better products for consumers and discover new services to add to their bottom lines  Big Data generated by manufacturing is forcing cloud adoption  Data is being stored, cleansed, sliced, diced and analyzed using massively advanced analytical engines that can remix data from numerous conventional and unconventional sources. 6 © 2013 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM

Conclusion Modules beyond basic ERP functions will follow into cloud. As organizations attempt to increase flexibility, enhance customization, lower costs and drive the integration of emerging technologies, cloud will become central to success. 7 © 2013 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM

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About Wipro Ltd. Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT) is a leading Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of "Business through Technology"; helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a practitioner's approach to delivering innovation and an organization wide commitment to sustainability; Wipro has over 140,000 employees and clients across 61 countries. For more information, please visit 9 © 2013 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM

Thank You ©Wipro Limited, 2013. All rights reserved. For more information visit No part of this document may be reproduced in whole or in part without the written permission of the authors. Wipro is not liable for any business outcome based on the views presented in this document. For specific implementation clients should take advise from their client engagement manager. 10 © 2013 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM

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