University of Bath Student Union
This paper presents a formative measurement index to assess cloud enterprise systems success. The scale development procedure is based on Moore and Benbasat (1991), including newer scale development elements which focus on the creation and assessment of formative constructs. The data is analyzed using SmartPLS with a sample of 103 IT decision makers. The results show that the perception of net benefits is shaped not only by enterprise-system-specific factors like productivity improvements and higher quality of business processes, but also by factors which are specifically attributed to cloud systems, such as higher strategic flexibility. Reliability, user requirements and customization contribute most to the overall perception of system quality.