Cloud computing has been an important trend for several years now and that
trend is continuing to gather weight with new and improved ERP software
offerings for manufacturers. Like any ERP selection choice, the decision to
move to the cloud has pros and cons compared to traditional on-premise ERP
One of the biggest advantages, regardless of the vendor selected, is low cost
of ownership. There is little up-front cost for cloud ERP software and often
no additional hardware cost. One low subscription gets the software now and
includes all aspects of ERP support. You don't need a help desk and you don't
need people to maintain the servers required for an in-house ERP.
Another major advantage to cloud ERP is that you can use it anywhere. This is
not just mobile. If you acquire another business, your ERP is ready to use in
the cloud right away.
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