Why adopt Cloud ERP?
Here are some of the top ways cloud ERP makes your manufacturing or distribution business more competitive:
1. Fewer in-house IT resources needed
With on-premise ERP solutions, businesses need to invest heavily hardware and an IT team capable of maintaining and updating it. Cloud ERP makes your life easier by movingsystems and resources off site, where experts make sure your infrastructure is sized properly, backed up, upgraded, and maintained.
2. UI Flexibility
One huge advantage of Cloud ERP is the flexibility it gives your users for how they interact with the ERP system. Unlike on-premise ERP solutions, which often chain employees to their PCs, Cloud ERP solutions allow users to access everything in the system from their phone, tablet or laptop, whether they’re on the shop floor, at a sales call, on the road, or even snowed in at their house.
Cloud ERP enables
manufacturers to be more agile andadapt to changes in their operating environment faster than their competition
3. Streamlined Multi-Location Availability
Cloud ERP solutions provide real-time data availability over a widely dispersed network. No matter how many locations you have, users can all access the same system running in the cloud from their web browser or mobile device. And with Cloud ERP, multi-location deployment is easier too. You can deploy your application in multiple regions around the world with just a few clicks.
4. Quicker deployment
Because Cloud ERP systems are managed remotely and in a more standardized way, they can be installed, deployed and upgraded more quickly than on-premise ERP systems. These activities are also typically less expensive because you reduce costs for on-site travel and hardware shipping.
5. Lower up-front investment
With subscription pricing, you reduce the outlay of cash at the beginning of your project, and instead have a per user per month fee that spreads the investment out over a longer period of time, typically paid monthly or yearly. You pay only for the computing resources you need, and can focus your investments in your core business.
6. Easier Upgrades
With Cloud ERP systems, you get every update as soon as it’s available. More frequent, smaller, more incremental upgrades have less impact on your business and ensure you always have the latest features and bug fixes.
7. Scalable infrastructure
Cloud ERP solutions decouple your application logic from your database, which allows the application to dynamically scale itself up and down based on the amount of demand against it. This means that your users always get optimal performance, regardless of how many users hit it.
8. The bottom line: Competitive Agility
All of these factors add up to the most important reason to choose a Cloud ERP Solution: ERP in the cloud enables manufacturers to be more agile and adapt to changes in their operating environment faster than their competition.