1. The study is based upon an overall qualitative approach. 4.

Cloud computing is a style of computing where information technologies enable business products, services and solutions as a service over the internet. It is a concept where it is characterized into three main entities - Software, Hardware and Network. The collective nature of all these entities is known as the Cloud computing. The concept of cloud computing is currently in very early stages of development. There are a lot of researches being carried out in this area. Now a day's most of the companies provide cloud base resources / services over the internet. Today the cloud computing is rendering users with services to access hardware, software services and data resources while using the internet . In computer science the word "broadcast" means computing at a remote location inside the cloud, either through your own computer or with any other device through the web using an internet connection. "The cloud is a smart, complex, powerful computing system in the sky that people can just plug into." The major contributions of this study is to make the structure, constant and smooth flow of information with help of cloud based services in efficient manners to support SMEs. SMEs sector majorly faces the problem due to dis-integration and cluster based industry in different geographical locations. As they have to support each other in value addition process of a product. This purposed cloud based concept will provide and facilitate the SMEs in reducing operational and inventory cost, improving delivery, revenue and market share.

CLOUD COMPUTING IMPLEC ATIONS TO SUPPORT SMES It is a style in which all the information technology related capabilities are providing services and transferring technology, data and software applications from local systems thought network into Clouds. The aims of the cloud computing is the migration of users data and processing from desktop PCs (client system) and corporate servers to the cloud . It is also defined by why not just move all processing power to the cloud and walk around with an Ultra-light input device with a screen? The Cloud computing brought a lot of services i.e. database, storage, backup, data replication, data protection and maintain the security of the services . Cloud computing in simple words is the delivery of services or capabilities over the network and it is segregated into three following entities. a) Software as a service (SaaS): Applications based services delivered over the network. b) Ratform as a service (FaaS): A software development framework / components all delivered on the network on demand, the users have to pay. c) Infrastructure as a service (laaS): An integrated environment of computing resources, storage and network fabric delivered to network users have to pay for usage model.

2. ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) implementation is still a jargon for SME (Small and Medium Enterprises) where the it is a challenge to implement an ERP due to absence of a good coordinator from the company's side. Why most of the SME's are either unwilling to implement ERP or unable to implement successfully, despite the fact that there are number of good ERP software available in the market in branded and semi branded categories at an affordable price. Most of the SME's are uncomfortable to implement ERP, mainly due to high failure rate in the market. If we recall history of ERP failures, most of these failures are not due to software failure, but are due to poor implementation. This calls for a study of reasons for the failure. At the outset, SME's fail to engage highly paid consultants, who are the main link between the software provider (technical team) and the end user. Further, ERP implementation is not just installation and configuration of the software but is process of defining the way an organization should work, it involves defining the process flows within different departments and across the departments, imposing the checks & controls at different points and implementing the authorisation levels in all departments, which requires certain important and stern decisions to be taken for successful execution. Who can be a better person than a functional head in the company to fulfill the above said requirement of a consultant and a strong coordinator, who has the pulse of the organization and is in an influential and controlling position.

EPR implementation involves certain steps which starts with BPR (Business Process Reengineering) and who can understand Business Processes better than a Functional Head, who understands the process of Purchase, Sales, Inventory, Material Movement, Accounts, Excise, Vat, Consumption, Production, HR etc especially during the Internal Audit process. The second step of ERP implementation involves understanding the process flow of the ERP software that the organization is in the process of implementation. Understanding the process flows requires certain training on the software and an EDP Engineer with a bunch of exposure and experience in the technical processes requires certain limited sessions to understand the technicalities in any ERP software. The third step of ERP implementation is to map the functional processes of the organization with the functionality of the software. This is where the role of functional consultant is most important and critical and the best bet is a Senior Executive of the company with functional exposure and training of the ERP software. Ones the mapping of the processes is done, the execution of ERP starts with process definition within different departments and across the departments, imposing the checks & controls at different points and implementing the authorisation levels across all departments.

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