It comes as no surprise that cloud ERP in 2016 continues to be on the rise for SMBs. Cloud ERP will continue to dominate in 2016, leveling the playing field between SMBs and larger, Fortune 500 organizations. If you’re still on the fence about whether to transition to a cloud ERP solution, here are some items to consider.
What Is ERP Software?
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is database software that supports all aspects of a businesses’ operation, including accounting, human resources, manufacturing, and more. By using ERP software, companies are able to automate many of the functions that normally would take place in the back office.
What Is Cloud ERP?
When one uses cloud ERP systems, the software and data exist online, not physically in your back office on a server. There’s many reasons for this, but many of the benefits stem from it being easier to access, use and manage anywhere from any device. It’s also the vastly more affordable option.
Why Choose Cloud ERP?
Some of the main reasons SMBs are adopting cloud ERP solutions is because it allows them to easily and comprehensively assess their accounting big picture in real time. Cloud software also lends itself to multi-user access, which allows more than one employee or team work in the system at the same time. Cloud software updates and data backup are automatic, free and ongoing, and because a cloud service provider handles the system maintenance, you are saving even more time and money.
Cloud ERP Cost & ROI
When planning cloud ERP into your budget, in addition to upfront cost, you’ll want to factor in training and support as well. To determine ROI, concrete numbers in terms of staffing, productivity, inventory, time, and accuracy are some of the ways SMBs nail down how much they gain by automating their back office systems.
What questions do you have about cloud ERP? Don’t hesitate to contact the experts at Express Information Systems for more information.