In my last post I spoke about minimized initial investments and accelerated ROI. Continuing where I left you guys a few weeks back and with the promise of coming back with more benefits of hosted ERP, this week I want to provide you with some benefits related to upgrades, IT resources, and making change on demand – all in the context of hosted ERP.
With traditional licensed ERP software, organizations typically must wait for the next release to benefit from the latest features and upgrades. In addition, the cost, complexity, and potential disruption of moving to a new onsite software version often cause some organizations to defer upgrading to the newest release. This, in turn, prevents employees from taking advantage of the latest productivity enhancing tools consistently being added to the applications. Hosted ERP systems, however, eliminate this common problem. Under this delivery model, the provider continuously and unobtrusively adds latest features and upgrades, which means that users can be assured that they’re actually using—rather than waiting for—the latest technology, without drawn-out upgrades, customization, and consulting costs.
Reduced dependence on internal IT Resources is another greatly important benefit of SaaS and espacially to startups and smaller companies. Hosted ERP systems typically require significantly fewer technical resources to manage than onsite ERP solutions because the hosting provider manages the software, hardware, and network administration. This reduces the strain on the organization’s IT department, allowing it to redeploy IT resources to focus on other, business-building tasks.
Make changes on demand. Hosted ERP solutions are easily scalable and flexible to meet changing business requirements. Adding or removing users can be done on demand and will simply change the monthly subscription fee. This flexibility is particularly beneficial for growing, seasonal, or cyclical businesses that need to quickly change their user base to meet their unique business requirements.
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Sr. Marketing Manager
Microsoft Dynamics ERP