India, April 10 -- As ERP providers shift their focus to cloud-based Software as a Service models, a growing number of enterprises are evaluating their current ERP solutions and wondering if now is the right time to transition from traditional on-premise solutions to the cloud.

Businesses are considering a move to the cloud to leverage new functionality, lower operating costs, improve scalability and speed and to more easily adapt to business changes, explains Paul Gaynor, global technology and alliance consulting leader at business consulting firm PwC.

If your organization has decided that it may be time to elevate its ERP applications to the cloud, you can ease the transition by following these seven steps:

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