Cloud ERP: Advanced Features and Functionality for the Modern Workplace

By Tyler Mains

Organizations with on-premises enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems will soon find themselves running out of ways to keep those systems relevant. But that’s no cause for alarm. The newer cloud-based solutions, like Sage Intacct and Acumatica, offer many advantages over on-premises, server-based systems.

Among the reasons to move your ERP to the cloud:

  • Lower ownership cost. Eliminate the capital and operating expenses associated with deployment, operations, support, customization, integration, maintenance, and upgrades. With a cloud-based ERP system, you have no maintenance responsibilities or costs.
  • Secure, anytime, anywhere access via a web browser. Self-service password changes mean no more calling IT because you are locked out. Single sign-on can also be implemented, so you have one less password to remember.
  • Automatic updates with virtually no downtime. The cloud delivers substantial time and money savings on updating software applications. No more manual updating, which can be time-consuming and expensive. Updates happen behind the scenes and after hours, at no additional cost.
  • Scalability and security. If you want more functionality, or to add a user, it’s simply a matter of turning it on. No installations are required. User and transaction volumes grow without impacting performance. And security is state-of-the-art.
  • Integrations with other third-party applications. Web-based applications integrate seamlessly with open APIs

Simply stated, cloud ERP systems deliver the advanced features and flexibility businesses require to operate effectively in a modern workplace.