The popularity of business software in the cloud has been on the rise lately. Especially now that we have been working from home a lot for a year, it is a handy way to consult all your company data at any location. If you use an online package, you will work more efficiently, make better decisions and become more productive, which ultimately saves you many costs.
Relatively low start-up costs
An essential advantage of ERP software in the cloud is that your organization does not have to deal with high start-up costs. With on-premise software, you often have to deal with a heavy system, which means you had to make significant hardware investments to implement the solution. With the arrival of our software in the cloud, this is no longer necessary. The solution is accessed via the internet and runs on the server of the supplier. Besides, you pay per month for the number of users who have used the software. Expensive one-time licenses that you have to purchase are a thing of the past.
Benefit from maximum flexibility
An expensive on-premise system is often used for a long time and even for years, even if it has long passed its expiration date. This usually has a significant impact on your system’s security, as there are no more updates available for an outdated package. The situation remains as it is, even if you can optimize many processes. Software in the cloud easily bends when an organization changes. As you may already know, users and functionalities can be added or removed per month. Besides, our service and maintenance software in the cloud is provided with updates as standard, without you having to do anything. You use the latest version at all times so that your system is always up-to-date and fits seamlessly into your organization.
Relieve your IT department
An on-premise ERP system takes time and attention from your IT department. With a SaaS solution, the management and maintenance are outsourced, and you do not have to worry about it. IT staff can focus on other things and no longer need to make urgent repairs. Besides, the supplier’s solution in the cloud is constantly monitored, and problems are immediately repaired.
Switch to software in the cloud
Despite all the advantages, many companies still wonder whether it is worth switching to a system in the cloud. Microsoft recently commissioned Forrester Consulting to map out the (financial) benefits of switching from on-premise to in the cloud. Participants indicated that it enabled them to increase operational efficiency, reduce costs, and comfortably grow their deployments with growth and benefit from the flexibility that a solution in the cloud brings. Users enjoy the improved business flow, complete visibility into business performance, growing employee experiences, and increased productivity. This together with lower license costs and IT costs.