You have not even started with an ERP system and you are already facing THE BIG QUESTION. Should we deploy our ERP solution on the Cloud or On-Premise (or Hybrid)?
Are you hesitant?
Do you know which deployment will fit your business needs?
If you are hesitant, it may be because of misconceptions about drawbacks with your company’s productivity. Many companies are misled by the industry’s accusations of utilizing the power of a Cloud deployment, but in reality, it will improve your business’ production by managing and optimizing critical business internals.
Over the years, we have helped many startups grow using the flexibility of the Cloud to deploy strong and affordable cloud-based ERP systems. Here are the main reasons why our SMB clients directly consider a Cloud-based ERP system with Microsoft Dynamics 365 to further their company’s success:
1. They love cloud-based ERP systems capabilities at a low cost
Cut costs and stay within budget. To implement an ERP system into your business model, you have the option to have it on-premise or on the Cloud (by the way, we advise the Microsoft Azure Cloud). On-premise requires you to invest capital toward a server and physically install hardware. On top of that, an on-premise ERP deployment requires an IT team for maintenance
and security. With the Cloud, you can get rid of the high initial investments and tedious installation; therefore, it cuts out heavy maintenance costs and needs little effort since it automatically updates capabilities and security on its own. Cloud ERP will save you and your company time and money.
2. They love how fast you get things done
Time is money. Any startup wants a kickstart to the road of success, so choosing to deploy a Cloud ERP will get you to that destination. Fast-growing companies need to be agile enough to shift effectively and responsively to any changes being made. A Cloud-based ERP makes it easier for importing, organizing and migrating balances and spreadsheets; it gets rid of physical spreadsheets and having to keep them in order. The best time to implement an ERP system using the power of the Cloud into your business is now, while your company is growing.
3. They love that they don’t have to worry about security
Defense is the best offense. Security on major business data has to ensure that data is safe. Back when filing cabinets were filled with business documents and data, the only security you had were the locks on the filing cabinets and doors. In the digital age, hackers or malware are capable of breaching databases to steal valuable data such as personal information, financial data, and so on. As a result, an up-to-date security system is mandatory in order to protect your company’s data. On-premise ERP security relies on your hands, which requires you to constantly update and make sure your security does not fail. In contrast, Cloud ERP has little-to-no maintenance (on your side) because it automatically updates on its own. If there is maintenance that needs to be done, security experts are working 24/7 365 days a year to ensure your data’s security.
4. They love how easy it is to maintain an optimized solution over time
Easy as 1, 2, 3. Cloud-based ERP requires little to no maintenance and does the job “on its own.” It has automatic updates that require no action, which leads to performance enhancements and security maximization. Migrating your business to the Cloud (specifically, Azure) will help your managerial experience become simple because it will perform all of the following:
- Fulfillment and processing orders
- Managing documents
- Warehouse automation
- Payroll and manage human capital
- And many more integrations
If you need more features to fit your business model, industry-specific add-ons and applications are available. Your Cloud ERP can be set up by TMC and we will handle all the IT aspects of your own Cloud. A quality Cloud ERP system helps you manage business functions all combined in a centralized and unified system regardless of the industry you are in.
Cloud-based ERP systems are not just cost efficient and more secure but will help your business function effectively. For additional information about Cloud ERP solutions, visit our website or contact us.