Why You Should Move Your Manufacturing ERP to the Cloud

February 13, 2020 | Discrete Manufacturing
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Whether you already have an ERP in place or are considering taking advantage of all that enterprise resource planning has to offer, your organization must make an important decision. Will you move your manufacturing ERP to the cloud or keep it on-premises? A cloud manufacturing ERP provides many benefits over an on-site ERP, so it is well worth your consideration.

If you have yet to implement a software as a service (SaaS) tool like a cloud manufacturing ERP, the concept is straightforward. Your organization pays a set, predictable fee to a vendor who, in turn, gives you access to the ERP that is hosted off-site. You do not have to set up or maintain the ERP, but you get all the benefits of the technology.

Those benefits are the exact reasons you should move to a cloud manufacturing ERP environment. Read on to find out more about how a cloud-based system can transform your business for the better.

Keep Up with the Latest Technology

Ever invest in a big tech purchase only to find that it’s almost immediately obsolete and needs upgrades? If so, you will love a cloud-based ERP! When your vendor is responsible for providing and maintaining the tech, you get access to top-notch, up-to-date technology without having to pay for it upfront.

Lower Your Budget

Adopting a cloud ERP will save your company money. Just the savings on infrastructure alone are significant. With a cloud-based deployment, you will only pay for what you need and what you use. You will also lower your staffing budget by outsourcing your IT needs. With the productivity and efficiency of an ERP, you stand to come out ahead. 

Real-Time Insights from Any Device

ERP systems give vital real-time information about your company and its inner workings. However, when data is stored on-site, it is much harder to access immediately and is not often updated in real-time. Manufacturing companies often have technicians in the field, salespeople that are traveling, and other staff who are not at the relevant facilities but who need data. When working in the cloud, that data is accessible from any device without compromising security.

Expand Quickly into New Markets at Lower Risk

In the manufacturing industry, expanding into new markets comes with a lot of localization needs. From meeting a different country’s regulations to operating in another currency with varying taxation rules, it can be risky. This risk is mitigated by knowing what you’re doing and having the right technology to back that up. A cloud manufacturing ERP makes localization simple. It builds everything you need to expand into new markets with ease.

At Decision Resources Inc., we have the expertise in cloud manufacturing ERPs you need to save your time and your resources. Our friendly experts are waiting to help you implement the right solution today. Call us at 412-562-9660 or email info@decision.com.

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