What is Cloud ERP?

Before we discuss cloud ERP, let’s first consider the question – what is the cloud? We’re obviously not talking about the fluffy white things in the sky!

The cloud is a tech term referring to services or software that operate via the internet instead of locally on your computer.

You may already be familiar with some everyday cloud-based services such as Netflix, Google Drive, Dropbox, Apple iCloud, Microsoft OneDrive and Spotify.

Cloud Based ERP Solutions

Cloud ERP is a type of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software that is hosted on a cloud-computing platform and accessed through the internet with a secure connection.

Also known as Saas (Software-as-a-Service), cloud ERP differs from traditional on-premise ERP solutions through the users ability to access and control data from any mobile device with an internet connection.

This means you can access critical data whilst you’re in a meeting, approve orders on the go and check your stock levels whilst you’re out with a customer.

Benefits of Cloud ERP

Collaborative cloud intelligence will help to bring together your people, internal processes and data, to gain a clear understanding of your business operations.

Adopting a single cloud platform to pull all of your systems together makes the sharing and reporting of critical data an efficient and pain free process. This in turn helps to eliminate distractions, and allows you to concentrate on strengthening your customer relationships.

Cloud applications also benefit from predictive maintenance which helps to improve productivity. Users have access to software updates as soon as they become available which means you can be confident that your system is always providing the best service, without worrying about costly downtime for upgrades.

With cloud ERP you have access to a single system interface which can be tailored to provide a centralised view that makes it easier to spot patterns and vulnerabilities in your business data.

The highly accurate, real-time reporting capabilities allow you to stay one step ahead, embrace growth and capitalise on opportunities as soon as they present themselves.

Percipient Cloud Solutions

We’re unique in that we work with both Oracle and Sage cloud-based ERP solutions. We do this because each system has its own strengths, and we want to offer our customers a best fit solution for their business needs.

If you would like to know more about the benefits of the cloud for your business, get in touch or call us on 01606 871332.

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