ERP software has come out of the "computer room" and into the cloud. Our "big three" benefits from SaaS ERP are: 1) no up-front investment for hardware and software licenses minimizing your risk and saving your credit line; 2) you do not need an on-premise application server and the necessary skill-set to support it; and 3) remote access to your data, based on security privileges of course, to remote employees and your all important trading partners (customers).
SaaS ERP Options
Single-Tenant: Your own ERP application software personalized environment is set up, similar to an on-premise install. You get the flexibility of specific customization. As always, we caution that you approach customization wisely. Read base-vs-the-customization-dilemma.
Multi-Tenant is great for the business that can run the ERP software unmodified. You run the same base software as other unmodified clients. This is similar to many SaaS CRM applications today. The vendor keeps the software upgraded giving you the benefit of ongoing innovation.
With either SaaS option you benefit from the advanced functionality you need without the up-front investment.
Not For Every Business
To begin assessing if SaaS ERP is right for your business answer the questions in our blog article "SaaS ERP...Is Cloud Computing Right For My Business?"
To further refine if SaaS ERP is right for your business please contact us for an assessment.