5 Advantages of Cloud-Based ERP Systems

Are you considering moving your ERP functions to the cloud?

With cloud-based ERP systems gaining popularity, many businesses are considering making the switch from desktop solutions. If you’re in the same boat, there are some factors you’ll need to consider to get the most out of your cloud-based system. 

Making the move helps your business stay ahead of the curve, and it lets you provide better service at a lower cost. Check out these five reasons to consider switching from on-premises to the cloud.

1. Savings

A cloud-hosted ERP provides scalable computing power while lowering the cost of physical data storage and other IT infrastructure. With pay-as-you-go billing, use only what you need with the ability to add more when needed. Forget the ongoing costs for server hardware, power consumption, and routine maintenance. 

2. Connectivity

The cloud promotes better collaboration within your business by connecting your team more efficiently. Slow servers and bad network connections can’t slow you down anymore. Instead, take advantage of the cloud for a seamless experience. 

3. Reliability

You can have the most powerful cloud-based ERP system available, but if it’s not reliable, all those great features won’t be worth much. Most cloud providers will offer a Service Level Agreement (SLA) that commits them to standards for uptime. Microsoft’s Azure, for example, makes its SLA easy to find, and it clearly outlines the expected reliability of each facet of the entire platform. (Like Microsoft, Amazon and Google also promise 99.9% uptime in their SLAs.)

4. Security

To guarantee the security of your data, all third-party cloud providers must comply with the regulatory mandates in their industry. That means your data is secure, and all partners or customers must be verified before using it. Enjoy decreasing the potential for hackers, viruses, and other cybersecurity issues.

5. Efficiency and speed

Deploy cloud-based services in hours, not days, to take advantage of your new ERP as soon as possible. After migrating to the cloud, your organization no longer needs to worry about power requirements, having enough space, or expensive computer hardware. Stay focused on the areas bringing revenue to your business, not on IT.

When in doubt, investigate!

If your current system is lacking in some of the features mentioned above, explore Cavallo’s solutions for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. We’ve cultivated the best order management platform in the world for BC, to ensure you get the most out of this cloud-based ERP system. Built with a flexible, robust workflow engine, highly configurable to suit the needs of your business, Cavallo for BC grants you instant visibility of all your orders and sets you up for success.

Want to see it in action? Schedule a demo with one of our experts to learn more.

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