As you consider the options for the future of the IT management for your business there are many factors to think about. One thing you need to consider is should you move some or all of your applications to the cloud?
Well today there is a growing trend to add ERP or Enterprise Resource Planning to the list of applications that should be moved to the cloud. Here are 4 factors to consider when making that decision:
- The security of cloud-based ERP. While many businesses feel strongly that their data is more secure if it is under their own roof that is often a misconception. The security and disaster recovery of a professionally managed cloud from a reputable cloud provider like us is far more secure than the server room of most companies.
- Cost savings. Cloud based ERP eliminates the need to purchase and keep current the hardware and software required to keep ERP software running at peak performance. There is also an option to rent the ERP licenses instead of purchasing which could save you thousands of dollars.
- Remote Access. According to recent studies, most companies today have employees who work from home or in the field. Keeping those employees connected to the information they need to respond to customers and complete their work is essential. Since Cloud-based ERP solutions are designed to be accessed via the internet, remote workers will have the same experience as those workers in the office.
- Integration with other business applications. Most businesses rely on many applications to serve their customers and create value. The integration tools of today make connecting applications easier than ever. Having your ERP system hosted in the Cloud can make maintaining and supporting all these business applications easier and more secure.
If you have questions on whether or not Cloud Based ERP is right for your business we can help
Published on 10th June 2010 by Jeanne DeWitt.