Benefits of Choosing a Cloud ERP Solution Over an On-Premise System
One of the most important business decisions manufacturing and distribution companies make once they decide to adopt an ERP solution is whether to deploy an on-premise system or a cloud ERP solution. If the team has not yet embraced the cloud for mission-critical apps, it’s understandable that there might be some initial hesitation to choose it for ERP. But in practice, there are significant benefits available with Kenandy Cloud ERP on Salesforce that are exciting and not accessible from on-premise enterprise resource planning systems. Here are some considerations for teams trying to decide about making the move to the cloud for their ERP.
Pay Less Upfront
If you go with an on-site deployment you will need to pay for both the cost of the ERP and the cost of any hardware it requires. You will also need to take on the cost of housing, managing and maintaining that hardware, which can warrant significant time and costs. When you rely on cloud ERP to handle things like supply chain management and global financials, there isn’t a need for your team to invest in hardware. The cloud also allows for easy upgrades of technology systems in a major way, without exploding the budget.
Ensure Stronger Security
It is a misconception that the cloud is less secure than on-premise systems. If a team decides to implement an on-premise ERP system, there will likely be a need to hire your own security professionals or divert the IT staff you already have. Kenandy Cloud ERP is built on Salesforce and our customers benefit from a team of world-class security professionals working on their behalf to make sure the cloud is secure.
Scale at Will
You’re evaluating ERP because you consider it an asset to your company. But once your company starts to grow, the capabilities of your original ERP may no longer be able to adapt to your business changes. Cloud ERP has the major advantage of being rapidly scalable. If and when you need to grow or change your capabilities, you can do so quickly and precisely. That is substantially harder to do and more expensive with an on-premise ERP system and in many cases may not even be possible.
Once your team gets on-board and starts to rely on the company’s ERP they will want it’s features to travel with them wherever they go. If the team relies on an on-premise ERP system the data inside the ERP is essentially trapped at your location where it isn’t accessible to team members working from the field, from home or during meeting with customers. Kenandy Cloud ERP on Salesforce allows team members to access the information they need, from any connected device, at any time.
Seek Out Support
With an on-premise ERP, while you can control how the system is maintained and supported, the responsibility for keeping the hardware up to date and supporting any system needs will also need to be managed. This large responsibility often leaves IT stretched thin, while making it difficult for people across the company to get the help they need. A lot of the heavy lifting of system support can be taken care of with cloud technology. There are no hardware costs or on-premise maintenance responsibilities for customers with Cloud ERP form Kenandy and the cloud-based solution is maintained by our team of experts. Additionally Kenandy offers support and a comprehensive community, so our customers know where to turn if they need help.
Kenandy’s cloud technology built natively on the Salesforce Platform is not just better than on-premise ERP systems, our innovative cloud architecture is differentiated from other cloud providers as well. Schedule a free demo to start seeing the impact Kenandy cloud ERP could have on your organization.