Canmake Inc. has developed and used an in-house ERP system for over ten years. The

Canmake Inc. has developed and used an in-house ERP system for over ten years. The system has been developed to ensure that the business’s manufacturing and logistics operations are supported, and data is integrated. Recently, Canmake Inc. decided to implement an SAP-ES system as the business grows and operations become more complex. John, senior production manager at Canmake Inc.’s Sydney plant, believes that “Canmake Inc.’s SAP-ES system will streamline the overall Aluminum can manufacturing processes, which includes Sourcing Suppliers, Sheet Preparation, Shape Drawing, Sheet Cutting and Punching, Trimming, Cleaning and Decorating, Filling or Finish.” In addition, Canmake Inc. orders semi-finished materials as required from a large number of suppliers. The additional expectations for the SAPES are to generate detailed reports like customer spending, purchases and products sold. However, Trevor, the CIO, is still unsure if SAP solutions and services are believed to be the ‘best-fit’, with Canmake Inc.’s other existing systems and to facilitate all operations and meet Canmake Inc.’s overall business strategy. “I wish we had a better change management plan and execution and better architecture support.”

 

Three SAP architecture designs, namely on-premise, cloud, and hybrid, were presented to the CIO. Compare and justify which architecture is the most suitable to be recommended and adopted by Canmake Inc. (500 words or less)

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