If you are thinking of implementing a new enterprise resource planning solution in your business, you should consider a cloud-based ERP. Even though your list of requirements for new software may include items that are feature or module specific, it is very crucial that you take the time to decide on which deployment option is right for your business. The following are some of the advantages of choosing a cloud-based ERP solution over an on-premise one.
One of the advantages of a cloud ERP is that it allows you to migrate off of outdated systems quickly, easily and more affordably. If you have ever use on-premise ERP solutions, you know that installing them can be daunting. It often requires downtime and always means significant time and effort with selecting a system, negotiating a price, installing, troubleshooting as well as maintaining the system.
With a cloud-based ERP, things are different. It does not require extensive installation and the workload can usually be migrated immediately, which means no lost downtime. Most of the cloud ERP applications often offer a straightforward pricing structure, which is a big advantage.
Another advantage of opting for a cloud ERP is that it reduces the workload of internal IT staff. Once the system is up and running, most of the support will come directly from your cloud ERP partner. If you want changes to be made, have questions or experience issues, you will not need to wait around for IT to have time to fix the problem or answer your questions. In companies where IT is already overloaded, cloud software is very helpful in reducing the stress on IT while keeping workers productive.