Benefits of the Cloud
As one of the North-West’s leading ERP providers, we’re often asked about the benefits of moving from on-premise ERP to the cloud.
We’ve worked with Infor’s CloudSuite range of ERP applications for many years now, and have helped a number of businesses, across a range of industries, to realise the potential that the cloud has to offer.
In our experience, there are 5 key areas where a business can see the greatest improvements. Let’s take a look.
Combining cloud-based systems with mobile devices and new ways of collaborating has opened up all sorts of possibilities, such as:
- Using social networking to discuss processing and transaction issues
- Inputting data and expenses via a smartphone or tablet straight onto the system
- Importing/generating Payables invoices from a simple, scanned document
Often highlighted but worth repeating, cloud platforms are easier to implement, with no capital or maintenance costs for the client. With all that taken care of, it’s easier to focus on improving your business processes and seizing opportunities for growth.
Many existing ERP systems still use manual processes for certain functions. Cloud systems offer a much broader and flexible solution that can streamline many of these.
One Inforlogic customer found they were taking 6 hours to process and confirm an order. By implementing our cloud-based ERP solution we were able to reduce this to just minutes.
Another customer wanted to reduce the time spent generating paper invoices from group companies. Their existing process would take hours and days to key in, with occasional errors. Our solution enabled invoices to be automatically generated and emailed into the system saving time and resource, as well as reducing the margin for error.
Cloud solutions are highly intuitive to use, making it easier for your workforce to be more pro-active and keen to use it. Many legacy systems rely on users looking for information and wasting valuable work time. Cloud-based systems are designed to push the relevant data to the people who need it, allowing users to take action quickly when issues occur.
Easy to Maintain
Updating and adding new features to an existing ERP system can often be prohibitive. Implementing a feature-rich cloud ERP solution can give you the same capabilities, at a much-lower cost, and help you realise future business growth plans, faster.
These are just a few of the benefits available from moving to the cloud. If you’d like to discuss how it could help your business, get in touch or call us on 01606 720499.
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