According to the same Supply Chain Digest study, only 6.5% of users are running WMS in the cloud right now. This compared to Transportation Management (TMS) at 25.9%, Global Trade Management at 38.6% and Supply Chain Planning at 22.4%.
By 2020, respondents indicated that WMS deployments in the cloud will jump to 35.4%. Other supply chain applications will primarily transition to cloud-only deployments, including Global Visibility at 92.4%, Global Trade Management at 84.7%, TMS at 75.4% and Demand Planning at 70.4%.
The study concludes by stating that “there is very strong support for moving supply chain software to the Cloud – and clear intentions to do so over the next four years.” We have reported that cloud deployments will become the default option for all enterprise organizations by 2020. While many supply chain software applications are not driving this trend, they are definitely following closely on the path to a cloud-dominated marketplace.
Thanks to all of the data contributors for this article including Gartner, CIO, Forbes, Supply Chain Digest, and Right Scale. Please make sure to click on the source links and visit their sites for more information, stats and facts about cloud computing. Download Supply Chain Digest's Supply Chain Software Trends & Opportunities 2016 Benchmark Study for more supply chain software trends.
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