"ERP is being displaced by a new category of financials-plus cloud applications that make a better match for the needs of cloud-savvy enterprises.
What's the future for ERP in the cloud, if it has one at all? I heard a disarming admission last summer from the CEO of a company that aggressively markets itself as "the #1 cloud ERP software suite." NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson told a gathering of industry analysts at the company's SuiteWorld 2012 conference that ERP isn't what it offers: "The problem we solve for our customer looks nothing like ERP. But we have to speak in their language," he said."