April 4, 2014

Advantage(s) of a Cloud ERP Solution for Manufacturing

by Colin Quinn

The cloud is the “next wave” of computing, it is hard to ignore even for manufacturing companies, who are continually wondering if a cloud solution is right for them. What benefits will the cloud provide to your manufacturing business? Here is how a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) can handle your manufacturing concerns..
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What is an Enterprise Resource Planning solution?

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is business process management software that allows an organization to use a system of integrated applications to manage the business and automate back office functions. ERP software integrates all facets of an operation, including product planning, development, manufacturing processes, sales and marketing. – webopedia.com

Why choose the Cloud?

Advantages of a Cloud-Based ERP Solution for Manufacturing Organizations Include:

  • Minimal initial investment. On-site ERP solutions require purchasing, housing and maintaining servers. On-top of deploying, configuring, and maintaining the software. A Cloud ERP solution does not require a substantial initial investment. The process of implementing, housing, and maintaining the solution up to date is the responsibility of your solution provider.
  • Reduced technical staff implication.  By eliminating the costs and complexities of installing and integrating additional hardware to support the ERP, enterprises that utilize cloud-based solutions don’t have to hire additional IT and technical staff to support the application on an ongoing basis.
  • Increase ROI of the ERP application investment. Cloud ERP solutions can easily be implemented and integrated into the enterprise’s day-to-day functions and activities.
  • Increased scalability. Cloud ERP systems are easily scalable and customizable to meet your business requirements. This benefit is particularly useful for enterprises with specific seasonal activities that need to quickly develop or integrate new functions to meet your constantly changing requirements.

If you’re in the manufacturing industry and are considering implementing a cloud based ERP system, look no further, we develop solutions specifically for the manufacturing process.  We analyze your business needs, your internal processes, and evaluate your needs to integrate multiple plants and procedures, and then assess if a cloud-based solution is the right ERP option for your organization.

To find out more about the types of services we offer and how we can help your organization reach the next level, contact us today.