Most companies are familiar with ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software. They rely on ERP systems to help aggregate and organize data that is spread across each of its independent departments. Traditional ERP solutions are often housed within a company’s own server infrastructure and require updating and servicing to stay current. Cloud ERP, as the name suggests, is based in the cloud much like SaaS (Software as a Service.) Unlike traditional ERP software, Cloud-based ERP relies on the cloud rather than proprietary server infrastructure to help companies share information across departments. Cloud ERP software integrates some or all of the essential functions to running a business, e.g. accounting, inventory and order management, human resources, customer relationship management (CRM), etc. – into one complete ERP system.
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It’s just as safe. On-premises ERP solutions consolidate information into a centralized and encrypted server network. Cloud ERP solutions use this same setup, only the servers are located in secure facilities hosted by a provider who takes on the effort to secure the networks. Cloud ERP providers often leverage infrastructure investments in security and controls in the platform on which their apps are built on, such as the Salesforce platform. In addition to this, cloud ERP vendors also add their own control processes, security and more by complying with industry-standard audits such as Service Organization Control 1 (SOC 1).
Absolutely. Cloud ERP allows businesses to customize applications, reports and business processes just as much, if not more than, traditional ERP solutions, because the software is more flexible.