Until a few years ago, ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software was a good solution for companies seeking to integrate all their IT processes. The unification of independent networks meant greater agility in processes, savings in logistics and alignment of concepts and positions. If the software was correctly installed, the members of the different work areas had at hand information that previously, with traditional systems, had to go through several stages of approval and analysis until it reached its destination. But technological advances in this regard did not stop, and we are currently facing a new use of this type of common networks. The difference is that now we are dealing with ERP software that works in the cloud, that is, in that computer space that offers greater maneuverability. Cloud computing is a service in which users can store any type of information and in which they can find all the applications and services they use on a daily basis. For companies, it means moving their IT system to a sort of "no place" where they will have more storage capacity and better tools.
Perhaps this is why more and more users are joining the cloud computing concept. However, it is also true that there is still a long way to go before the concept is fully assimilated. In the meantime, we propose a review of the main advantages of opting for ERP software in the cloud:
1. Fast solutions:
When the ERP system operates in the cloud, solutions are at your fingertips. That is, they are part of the wide range of applications offered by the system. In the past, it was necessary to acquire the infrastructure to fix the bugs, install it, configure it and get it up and running. Now it exists before we need it.
The cloud offers the option to expand aspects such as quality or power. All you have to do is contract them. For example, for those tasks that require greater computing capacity or agility, the system adapts without the need to implement improvements in a traditional network, which entails additional costs and reduced performance in areas that are not subject to the modifications.
3. Lower costs:
A traditional system entailed expenses in areas such as network maintenance, backup systems, upgrades of basic software, migration to new versions and even changing the infrastructure. With the cloud, on the other hand, this investment is transferred to the service provider and is renewed with the annual contract. Availability is permanent.
There are Cloud ERP packages that offer a comprehensive service. This is the case of Oracle, which in addition to the financial management of companies allows the control of aspects such as logistics, inventories, production, project progress, employee contracts, customer deliveries, among others. The decision of what to hire is up to each company. But, as you can see, the options are almost unlimited.