- January 4, 2019
- Posted by: Pratima Mohanty
- Category: ERP
Nowadays looking at the progress that can be attained with cloud-based ERP solutions, a number of organizations are migrating from their old ERP system to this newer technology that comes with the advantage of the cloud.
In this blog, we will explore why it is a right move to migrate to the cloud-based ERP system and how it will benefit your business. So, let’s begin.
Why should you migrate your legacy ERP to cloud?
In many ways,cloud-based ERP solutions are beneficial for your business and here we have explained them in below-mentioned points:
All-in-one system offering scalability,portability & mobility
In the case of the legacy system, they tend to rely on the infrastructure and hardware that needs to be installed & managed onsite. In case you like to relocate or to expand, then you require taking it all with you or adding more components. If mobile accessibility, extra storage, and more users log-in are required by you, then there are chances of you often have to bolt on more physical hardware and upgrade software manually. However, as one works on the cloud, it offers them both scalability and profitability required by a flourishing business.
In the cloud, you won’t be restricted by the amount of infrastructure that can be invested & maintained by you on the premises. This way, in case you desire to extend your ERP into the previously unreached areas of the business, then you can quickly upgrade and also add new functionalities for areas like e-commerce, warehouse management, supply chain management, and your CRM and yet it won’t slow down the whole system or overwhelm it entirely.
Easy customization and maintenance
So you have built your legacy system with this proprietary programming language, still, it gets quite difficult customizing and maintaining as support for your system declines into insignificance. However, things would be different with a cloud-based system. Also, you will be having a way faster route to integrate AI, Machine Learning & IOT capabilities owing to increased storage and processing power offered by the cloud.
Well, making changes in the IT environment sure requires some investment. However, it is the level of investment and how quickly you are going to see a return that actually counts. It is really risky to leave an upgrade for too late and it will gradually slow the productivity across business and may lead to a major incident that causes shattering downtime. So, if you are considering moving to cloud finally, then these are the benefits that are certain to come your way:
- Lower IT project costs (upgrades & bug-fixing are automatically rolled out
- Manageable subscription fee i.e. fixed monthly costs
- Lesser upfront costs when compared to hardware expansion, i.e. low cost of entry
Besides, you will also be able to take your ERP anywhere with you in case you are relocating, and it also allows to increase the number of users. Hence, in this way, the cloud comes around as a sure-shot financial winner.
If you need any help migrating your ERP to cloud, get in touch for instant guidance!!!