Critical Analysis: Business Transformation with Cloud ERP

Authors: Michael Krigsman

Source: (2012). Business Transformation with Cloud ERP. [online] Netsuite. Available at: [Accessed 25 Jun. 2016]


Summary of Content of Paper

The paper provides some considerations why Cloud ERP is not just a modern flow but important for effective business transformation. It shows us different from classical investment approach in ERP implementation which has lower risks, globalize rules, unify and simplify processes “For some organizations, cloud ERP offers a mean to consolidate geographically dispersed business units onto a single system; for others, gaining visibility into manufacturing or finance operations may be priorities.” (Michael Krigsman, 2012). White paper present an independent view of ERP service transformation into simplified Cloud solutions which change focus from wasting resources from technical side to adoption and following implementation operations effectiveness.

Quality of the Research

Item Comments
1. Is the research question or objective clearly stated? The objective of the research is clearly stated and corresponds to the content.
2. Is the research question interesting and important? The topic is most relevant now because Cloud computing technologies one of the top topics in IT media and still has potential for development.
3. Is the work original? The paper is original and based on author own experience and research. However author based some outcomes on summarized statistical data from 3rd party sources.
4. Is the background research clear and relevant? Background research is clear but some statistical data is not relevant and could be updated and reviewed since last time so main outcomes or at least part of them could be changed.
5. Are there any ethical problems? Author provides only his own point of view which could be easily criticized.


The Research Method

Item Comments
Summarise the research method Statistical analysis and summarized data from some major sources was used to confirm the author’s point of view.
Does the research method seem appropriate for the research question? According to the purpose of the white paper the research methods will satisfy significant part of the target audience.
Are the methods adequately described? Used methods was not described well. Supposed as a main reason why author used them is to have some leverage for outcomes and to increase the time of writing and publishing the paper.
Were the analyses done correctly? Analysis data is simplified.
Are the conclusions supported by the data? Most of conclusions made of authors own experience and opinion.


Quality of Presentation

Item Comments
Is the work well presented? Work is designed well and presented in a good form which is not overloaded by detailed infromation.
Is the paper well structured? Paper is well organized and has the necessary structure for white papers.
Are symbols, terms, and concepts adequately defined? All terms were defined in text or has no acronyms at all.
Would additional tables, figures help to clarify the work? Paper have enough tables and diagrams to understand main point and be satisfied with outcomes.


Additional Notes

Use this section to record additional notes on the paper. In particular you should identify any links to other topics and papers from the module White paper provides easy materials and understandable key benefits of SaaS Cloud platform which should force organizations to move to the Cloud for improving operations and achieve greater business agility.



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