ERP is a business software system that allows you to input, understand and manage data from a central database. It operates in real time, and allows immediate snapshots of manufacturing and production status, linking accounts with purchase invoices and receipts and making business operations efficient and effective.
Traditional ERP deployments required significant amounts of hardware, such as desktop computers and servers, not to mention software upgrades that had to be implemented by an IT department. All that involved high cost, lengthy deployments and complexity. This is where cloud technology has started to make important inroads into the provision of ERP.
Cloud ERP does not need large hardware infrastructure with all the resources costs associated with that. Today businesses can buy an ERP system provided by a company that supplies software as a service (SaaS). The company professionals can access the software via the cloud from anywhere and, for the most part, with any device.
There are intrinsic advantages with cloud computing; it is fast, flexible and agile helping businesses reduce complexity without affecting operational efficiency. Some companies such as global manufacturers and suppliers today are able to implement a Cloud ERP solution to reach out to more than 20,000 people within less than 18 months, which characteristically would have taken at least 5 years with traditional ERP implementation. The speed of completion means tremendous value in terms of savings and time to the marketplace, which Cloud brings to businesses around the world.
Mobility is a big factor today for ERP solutions. Some ERP systems extend to tablets and smartphones, with apps available that present data in the fitting format for handsets. The emergence of mobile devices coupled with powerful services at reasonable prices is unprecedented. The development of apps means it is today possible for even a tiny business to get practically complete ERP functionality, including Accounts, Bookkeeping, CRM, Contracts, Expenses, Invoices, POS, Projects, Rentals and more, and run their operations on a smartphone or tablet.
If you are one of the businesses considering ERP for the first time, you have little reason not to consider a cloud solution as a potential option as it can offer the tremendous advantage.
ERP in Cloud is one of the fastest evolving business software suites in the world and offers a complete range of business applications covering all needs, from websites and e-commerce to manufacturing, inventory and secretarial, all seamlessly integrated. It’s suitable for small and big companies alike and has a growing user base worldwide. It’s easy for customers to adopt, and is known for its flexibility. The ERP in Cloud product suite is actively maintained by a large base of developers to meet evolving customer needs and provide new, innovative applications that help companies to grow their business.