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As companies become more comfortable with the benefits of a cloud environment, they are gaining valuable insight into not only the potential opportunities - such as cost savings and speed to adoption - but also the practical challenges of cloud adoption. Business process redesign needs to be done in tandem if organizations hope to achieve the full potential of their cloud investment. It's central to addressing the complexities that often arise in the implementation and operational phases of cloud adoption.



The Cloud Takes Shape
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Helping an aerospace client take off
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StandardAero’s team knew they needed to implement Oracle HCM Cloud on a global basis. They just didn’t know how to go about it. That’s when they turned to KPMG and found a trusted advisor and transparent approach that helped them standardize their HCM business processes and leverage them internationally. Learn more from this cloud services testimonial.





How the Cloud Takes Shape   Additional Insights

Setting expectations
Organizations are starting to focus on achieving the transformational benefits of cloud rather than simply focusing on the cost efficiencies, according to The cloud takes shape.

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From liability to opportunity
KPMG's report, The cloud takes shape, finds that a high portion of respondents believe that the tax implications of cloud adoption play a role in the cloud decision-making process.

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Tackling the practicalities
The cloud takes shape indicates that some of the biggest challenges facing organizations adopting cloud relate to the implementation of cloud services. One third of all respondents said they had found costs related to implementation were higher than expected, while 31 percent indicated that the process of integrating existing IT architecture with new cloud services was creating challenges.

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Aiming for the blue sky
While experience shows that legal and regulatory compliance is often a complex challenge for many organizations and can vary from one operating region and industry to the next, only 18 percent of respondents said it was impacting cloud adoption within their organization.

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Have You Looked at Finance & Accounting in the Cloud?
ERP in the Cloud is practical, simple, powerful and ready. Finance can now control its own destiny by "outsourcing" back office IT functions without giving up control of the front office.

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Tax Implications of Cloud Computing
With the market for cloud computing projected to soar from $40.7 billion in 2011 to $241 billion in 2020, companies have a powerful incentive to change their business models to support cloud-based commerce.

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Enabling the Business of IT
To maximize value, the IT function must evolve from a service provider to a strategic business leader, with the CIO acting as a CEO for the IT organization.

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Cloud Enabled HR Transformation
Cloud-based HR technology solutions are widely recognized as a highly successful and reliable foundation to guide and deliver large-scale enterprise HR technology transformation.

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richardwright@kpmg.com

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On a monthly basis, KPMG is featured in CFOagenda, a magazine that focuses on the challenges senior finance executives are facing in today's global economy. These articles feature KPMG partner insights around looking at the cloud from the CFO's perspective.


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