Feb 12, 2014
Moving over finance, Marketing is another area which could immensely benefit from Cloud enabled systems. Putting together a catalog requires data from several different departments. For example, effective direct mail campaign benefits from marketing, sales, and fulfillment input. Online PR needs participation from marketing, product, and technical staff.
Moreover, when it comes to creating marketing materials, usage of web based applications would be the best approach to comfortably collaborate between different departments and would also ensure proper and hassle free management of the supply chain system and personnel involved.
The required marketing materials, the cash needed for the same, and the approval or disapproval for the same from the management can all be logged into the same system and can be accessed anytime anywhere, thus reducing the time lag and also eliminating communication gap between various parties involved.
SAP has already developed various tools that manage SAP systems in both, public and private, Cloud environment. For this, it has been working closely with its providers, both the Cloud providers as well as the large IT services providers. SAP ensures that its Cloud partners understand the SAP technology and the proposed SAP roadmap vis-à-vis the Cloud Computing techniques, so that the partners can align their own services with SAP’s.