TOP 10 ERP in the cloud | Best Online Systems

Conventional ERP systems, installed on-premise, used to be the norm for companies. The emergence of cloud ERP software has been a revolution that has changed the trends.

In this article we will tell you which are the best online ERP tools, and the elements that companies should consider to determine if a cloud-based ERP is right for them.

Our TOP 10 ERP systems in the cloud and why we recommend them
  1. Ekon for its adaptability to different sectors
  2. Clickgest for small businesses
  3. Onap for businesses and physical stores
  4. Moloni for those looking for a basic and economical option
  5. eV4 for working with different channels
  6. Macroges for unifying CRM, POS and invoicing
  7. Flag Savia for planning and project management
  8. eactivo for Multistore business
  9. Quartup for logistics and manufacturing
  10. Zimasoft for its "tailor-made" module options
What is an ERP in the cloud (Online)?

An Online ERP is a management software hosted within a cloud infrastructure. Its fundamental characteristic is defined by the localization of the software and data. The program is accessed through the Internet.

An ERP in the cloud allows working with any device connected to the internet and at any time. It is especially useful for those companies that require mobility and work outside the office.

Cloud hosting is very practical and dynamic, if you work with an ERP Online you can expand the available resources immediately and without intermediaries. No installations or special physical systems are required.

Analysis of the best ERP's in the cloud

The use of an ERP in the cloud allows mobility and permanent presence of the manager. On any device, in any place and at any time, you have control and management of the business, in any sector.

Here are the 10 best ERP systems in the cloud.

1. Ekon

Advanced, global and affordable, Ekon allows an efficient management of the company. In addition to the functionalities of any program of its kind, Ekon's dashboard includes calendars with alerts for pending tasks and open processes. These systems prevent details from slipping through the cracks and prevent delays and errors in the fulfillment of negotiations.

We have selected Ekon's cloud ERP because of its adaptability to different sectors: commerce, services, construction, industry, etc. It has modules specially designed to meet the needs of all areas of the business. In addition, they commit that the implementation period of the online system will not exceed 15 days.

Prices: depending on the sector, users and modules. A quotation must be requested. Currently they offer two months of free use.

Product sheet: Ekon ERP

2. Clickgest

Clickgest is a scalable online ERP that adapts to your needs. This is a modular system that allows you to meet the requirements of a wide variety of companies. You install the modules that your business needs and you can incorporate others when you see fit. This is an especially useful feature for small businesses that do not need all the functionalities of an ERP in the cloud.

Clickgest's pricing model is very simple. The Lite plan costs 12€/month, includes one user and gives access to Purchasing, Sales and CRM management. If we want to add "Inventory" and "Accounting" we will have to opt for the Premium plan with a price of 25€/month for two users.

3. Onap

If you are looking for a cloud ERP that saves you costs and increases the productivity of your business, Onap is an excellent choice. It allows you to control the stock of all your warehouses in detail. It is recommended for stores and stores as it manages colors, serial numbers, batches, expiration dates, sizes, etc. In addition, you will have a POS software compatible with any touch screen.

It offers advantages focused on helping companies in different sectors. In the case of construction, it facilitates the monitoring of works and the calculation of their expected and actual profitability. Onap is an online ERP with customizable dashboards. You can adapt the information displayed on the main screen according to the aspects you consider most important.

Demo: available on the website.

Pricing: All plans include up to 5 users. There is a version oriented to freelancers for 29,90€/month, and higher plans with more functions from 49,90€/month.

4. Moloni

Moloni's proposal is a simple and very intuitive online ERP. It allows you to create a legal electronic invoice in seconds and have the status of the customer's account at a glance with a single click. Other highlights are its integration with online stores made with Prestashop and Woocommerce, its POS system and document management.

Something we especially like about this cloud ERP is its support service. Many times providers reserve telephone support for their less economical price plans, with Moloni we will have telephone support at any rate.

Demo: Free trial for 30 days.

Prices: Base plan 4€ per month with 1 user. Flex plan (with POS) for 9,90€/month for 2 users. Pro plan with 5 users and all functionalities for 14,90€/month.

5. ev4

Cloud-hosted system that makes the complex simple. If you found it problematic to manage your physical and online business, eV4 offers you interesting solutions. The integration of different channels is one of its outstanding strengths.

Some of its functions are:
  • Warehouse and stock management
  • Manage quotes, orders, delivery notes
  • Prepares tax settlements
  • Incorporates a powerful document management system
To install eV4, you don't need to invest in special servers. You can use your usual computer equipment or your mobile devices. eV4's security levels exceed market standards.

Pricing: It has a free rate for 1 user, 50 items in the database and 30 invoices per year. For more functionalities we will have to contract the Start Up plan for 20€/month with two users.

6. Macroges

All in one and all online. This is Macroges, the ERP in the cloud that integrates invoicing, CRM and POS. With respect to invoicing, we will be able to manage all documents related to the sales cycle: quotes, orders, delivery notes, etc. We will also have the option to grant access permission to our consultant to collect quarterly business information.

If you are currently working with other programs, Macroges gives you the option to export the data to their software. They only need you to provide them with a CSV or Excel file and they will take care of the process.

Pricing: Macroges has a free plan although it is quite limited. The basic payment plan costs €5.95 per month and includes 500 annual invoices and 3 users. Includes Android App.

7. Flag Savia

Customer relationship management is the focus of this online ERP. It integrates a powerful database to control all the information related to portfolio customers and detect new business opportunities to increase customer acquisition.

Flag Savia is also a project management software that plans tasks, manages assets and monitors progress. This project tracking streamlines resources, you will be able to control your team's performance and the fulfillment of the planning in real time.

Its business intelligence tools allow you to analyze all the information generated by the company and measure different variables.

Demo: a 30-day free trial is available.

Pricing: Starter plan for small teams costs 20€ per month per user.

8. eactive

This software has been developed with a Cloud Computing philosophy. eactivo's clients highlight that it adapts to their requirements. It is an online ERP with different modules and you determine the functionalities you want to implement, contract them and remove them according to your needs.

In our TOP 10 ERP in the cloud section we have indicated that eactivo is a multi-store system. This means that we can independently manage different stores but also get a global billing. It integrates all the features of these systems: invoicing and orders, accounting, warehouse management, POS, logistics and distribution.

Demo: you can try it free for 15 days.

Prices: starting at €9.90/month. Their plans differ in number of users, stores and products in the database. The advanced plan for three stores and 5 users costs 19,90€/month.

9. Quartup

The main novelty in our list this year is Quartup, a very complete online ERP, modular and adaptable to all management needs. Suitable for those companies that need the functionalities of a logistics and manufacturing software, with options that provide full control over sending orders to the logistics operator from the warehouse or managing materials and production. Quartup is a system with a neat and customizable graphical interface that integrates with different Google applications or with the email marketing provider "Mailchimp".

Demo and Pricing: Quotation based on the needs of each company. Demo available upon request.

10. Zimasoft

Specially designed for SMEs and freelancers, with this ERP in the cloud management is simplified. Zimasoft plans and automates repeated processes, thus saving costs and hours of work in administration, which are always unprofitable.

Zimasoft goes a step further in the supplier-customer relationship by giving the option of customizing the software or programming from scratch special modules that a company needs. However, the standard package includes the usual functionalities of any ERP with configurable analytics and reports for each area.

Demo: a free trial can be requested via form for one month.

Prices: From 25€/month for three users in its basic version. The professional plan costs 80€/month with all the functionalities and includes 10 users.

Cloud ERP by company size

In the previous section we have presented some of the cloud ERP systems available on the market. However, if you are looking for something more specific for the size of your company you can take a look at our article on the best ERP systems for SMEs. If you are looking for a list of free ERP's you can see them here.

Advantages and disadvantages of ERP in the cloud
  • Company size. SMEs will be favored by dispensing with lengthy software implementation processes. On the other hand, large companies, due to their structure, sometimes need such customized solutions that can only be achieved with a local installation.
  • Budget. Having an ERP installed on-premise requires a high initial investment. The monthly fees for online ERP are more affordable, but the long-term costs must be considered.
  • Time to invest. The time to invest in setting up software is equally important. The cloud ERP setup is ready to adapt to all areas of the business right out of the box.
  • Information and privacy. Although cloud-based systems ensure data security, a company may find it critical, for security or competitive reasons, to keep that information on its own servers. For companies that do not require so much control, a cloud ERP system is definitely the best option.
  • Maintenance. Another possible risk to consider with new cloud systems is that maintenance, for better or worse, is not up to us. A possible cut or saturation in the system would prevent access to information, since it is located on an external server.
Use of a two-tier ERP system (Online and local)

In a two-tier ERP system, the first-tier ERP manages most of the administrative operations such as payroll and human resources. The second-tier ERP platform works with the needs of the company's various operational departments, including processing, product sales and inventory management. Employing this approach, large companies can operate by combining cloud-based and on-premises ERP systems. In this way, they can meet their needs while maintaining greater versatility at a similar cost.

How to choose the right cloud ERP vendor?

When it comes to choosing the cloud ERP that best suits our business, it is not only the rates and features we have seen in this article that need to be examined. Evaluating the provider is just as important a phase as the price analysis. Here are some of the conditions that we will have to take into account:
  • Reputation of the provider.
  • Uptime or availability time of their services (outages)
  • Permanence obligations
  • Duration of tariff discounts
  • File import and export (to our servers)
What is the real cost of an Online ERP?

The only cost to assume in a cloud ERP is the subscription. There are no other costs for servers or other hardware, licenses or upgrades. Therefore, you pay a fee that provides continuous updating of the system. It will always be updated through weekly micro-modifications, imperceptible and always functional. In addition, the support and assistance service will always be guaranteed and included in the fee.