20 June 2011 15:43:43
According to ERP Cloud News guest blogger Rashed Khan, the responsibility of managing a company's enterprise resource planning tasks is undoubtedly very different with the advent of cloud computing. If an organization's IT department is heavily focused on the cloud, the role of an ERP manager becomes more administrative and educational.
"The responsibilities that fall under an ERP manager in a security environment include managing Internet access and helping users understand how to use the system properly. This challenges the ERP manager to become more involved in understanding the business and less involved with routine IT tasks," he said.
However, he noted, keeping tabs on ongoing operations and checking for mistakes in the ERP system before they can spread will still be primary responsibilities, as well. The cloud should allow ERP managers to focus more heavily on those tasks.
Experts note that data errors, particularly in ERP systems, can prove to be seriously costly if they remain uncorrected and affect an important decision down the line.
-McAfee Cloud Security