Although the promise of reduced implementation risk and time, lower upfront costs, etc. justify the hosting/ASP model, this brings an entire new set of issues for mid-market organizations to consider when seeking a vendor company using such an approach.
mySAP SRM example, even renting simplified materials requirement planning (MRP) systems is slowly catching on with small and medium manufacturers that have realized its potential scale of cost and time savings. To that end, the UK-based RentIT vendor cites a recent win where it lured an aerospace subcontractor away from its $250,000 (USD), 50-user conventional ERP deal with a $4,000 (USD) per month deal for the hosted 123MRP product. The attraction to this system reportedly lay, in part, in the pricing mo