We make finding the right cloud hosting solution about as easy as making the decision to get it. We have your winning ERP hosting solution and can help you quickly decide whether you need ERP software as part of a SaaS (Software as a Service), or cloud ERP instead (yes, there is a difference).
When considering a hosted ERP solution, make sure the training, scalability and vendor performance can meet your company’s needs.
Prior to purchasing ERP software, you and your organization should adequately determine the business needs the system will address. Once you have confirmed your ERP requirements, you are ready to look for SaaS and/or cloud ERP providers that meet those needs…like CPU!
The next step in finding the right ERP system is assessing the product. This article covers the main elements that comprise a strong request for proposal (RFP) for ERP software to guide you in identifying your specific ERP requirements and making the best decision for your organization.
It may be an enterprise resource planning system to bring together the business processes of your organization so it can operate more efficiently. Or, you might need an ERP system that’s tightly focused and addresses your immediate needs, but that has the ability to expand later should you need more modules.
Perhaps your company just wants centralized finance and HR systems. In other cases, companies are in unique industry verticals, so they want ERP systems that are tailored to these verticals. Still, other companies want the project- or service-oriented ERP. Many times, companies may need ERP to help them manage projects individually; at other times, an ERP system that can be globally employed.
Regardless of which scenario you find yourself in, though, it is important to find an ERP system that’s able to meet the performance expectations that you and your internal stakeholders have prioritized.
In operational terms, you want to minimize the “pain points” of system adoption. How you achieve this can depend upon whether you choose to do a big bang, which is an all at once cut over to a full ERP suite, or if you plan to use a phased approach.
A phased approach is the least risky — and, generally, the preferred method for those who implement the systems. Only after understanding the business drivers for ERP in your organization should you include the requirements in your RFP.
You might not think your company needs a full-blown ERP suite today, but if it experiences success with ERP, there is a strong likelihood that it will want to expand ERP into other operational areas. This is where scalability comes in.
ERP scaling should also be considered from a price standpoint. You need to know if your system can scale efficiently to the functionality you add or subtract. Some vendors are priced on a per module basis, and others are priced per user seats. You should only procure an ERP system that allows you to pay for what you’re using. (CPU offers both choices.)
Users and performance can also be scaled, and this should be considered if you’re planning on significant business growth. Good news! The CPU hosted ERP system can accommodate new users and locations without a performance loss.
There is a paradox here, it should be noted: ERP is essential to scaling, but an ERP system that is suitable for a company with ten employees will be dramatically different than the ERP system that the same company would need to use if it grows to fifty or more employees.
So, the question becomes: Does the owner spend on a small system that will need to be replaced when they grow, or spend on a system that is unnecessarily large and expensive until the company grows?
We’ll help you decide.
One of the crucial ERP requirements is proper selection of a provider. Since ERP systems have historically high-risk rates, it is vital to choose a vendor that has a proven record of ERP implementation, training and support success. (CPU has that.)
Whether your workforce is mobile, remote or local, our cloud-based ERP solution gives your users the tools that they need to be productive. Screen size becomes much less relevant, and small laptops and tablets for road warriors become the tool of the day. Provided your team can find a computer with access to the Internet, they can get to the information that they need to do their job effectively.
(Source: Tech Target and Mary E. Shacklett)
Contact CPU today at (419) 872-9119 or email us at info@CPUonline.com to find out how to securely allow remote access to your most important business data, move away from an on-premise, high-touch software model and towards a more flexible ERP hosting environment.
Our ERP solutions experts will work with you to better understand your business and offer you a free initial consultation to be sure that we can meet your unique business needs.
Your business needs to be able to grow, contract, and shift focus on a dime. And, your business systems should be agile enough to help lead the way. If you’re spending a lot of time focused on matching your software to your business needs, then you’re not able to have the laser-like focus on the needs of your customers that is required for businesses today.
With our ERP hosting solutions, you can quickly add modules or users and get your systems up and running accurately with minimal downtime.
Our Cloud ERP hosting products include:
If you have servers that like to malfunction at the most inopportune times for your business, and user complaints about the inability to access data remotely, our MS Dynamics help will allow you to quickly rectify such situations.
With our Microsoft Dynamics ERP support, you get cloud-based convenience when accessing enterprise business software that we can guide you on, step by step.
Cloud-based ERP software like Microsoft Dynamics offers you the power to remotely add licenses with just a few clicks, with deployment just as quick and easy.
We’ve got that. Now, anytime you want to see how many licenses you’re using or perform maintenance you’ll have that information at your fingertips, even if you’re on the road.
And, since the cloud-based version of the Dynamics suite has the same database structure as the on-premise version, you’ll be able to quickly and easily make the switch.
Moving customizations is also something CPU’s friendly and knowledgeable engineers can help you with. Our “dynamic support” will answer any questions for you regarding this.
CPU’s Microsoft Dynamics enterprise resource planning system will help you stay customer-focused, not technology-focused. You get the best customer experience possible for both your internal and external users as we champion your entire operation.
Hosted Dynamics ERP can drive your business growth exponentially, especially when you have a flexible and scalable solution such as a cloud-based version of Microsoft Dynamics. This allows you to spend more time reviewing how customers interact with your business, and less time with busywork managing users.
CPU Technology Solutions will show you how to streamline your business operations and engage customers and employees regarding sales, service and marketing with the Microsoft Dynamics suite of cloud-based ERP hosting applications.
Our engineers will also help you determine which specific Microsoft Dynamics products and solutions are right for your business operations, aims, and unique requirements.
Contact Microsoft Dynamics consultants CPU today at (419) 872-9119 or email us at info@CPUonline.com to learn more about our software and cloud-based, high availability, Enterprise-grade environments, and solutions.
Your free initial consultation will allow us to better understand your unique business-operations needs ahead of delivering you Microsoft Dynamics support in Toledo OH that includes the best ERP hosting solution for you.
Published on 20th September 2017 by Jeanne DeWitt.