Welcome back to the latest installment of the “6 Considerations When Transitioning to the Cloud” blog series. Today, we’re exploring the second cost area to consider – Implementation, Customizations and Training. If you missed the first installment focusing on Software Cost, you can catch it here.
#2 Implementation, Customizations and Training Costs
These costs apply in both the cloud and on-premises scenarios and will vary depending on the level of complexity and use-case. You will likely need help from your Microsoft Certified Partner to successfully implement your ERP, so you should account for the cost of their professional services. These implementation costs typically include software installation, configuring parameters, developing customizations and integrations, migrating data and testing.
After completing implementation, you may need your Microsoft Partner to train your team. Consider adding project-related costs, such as solution selection, change management, process auditing and reengineering to your TCO estimate.
Tune in to our next blog post in this series as we discuss the third cost area to consider when transitioning ERP to the cloud – Hardware.
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