Cloud ERP: A sound return on investment

In today’s business world, on-premise infrastructure simply doesn’t
make sense.

Every business today is cost-driven, to some extent. Capital outlay and recurring costs are concerns that keep financial controllers awake at night – and the cost of implementing and maintaining IT infrastructure is a major factor. The recession of 2008/2009 forced a major assessment of cost factors; with most organisations spending an average 3% of their revenue on IT (double that if they’re in growth mode), return on investment for that expenditure (ROI) became a significant target.

“The pricing of Advanced was very attractive, especially given the way that it stacked up against some of the other products, particularly because some of the higher priced products didn’t necessarily cater for our needs.”

Lauren Wildash, Corporate Services Manager of Woolcock Group

Cloud computing has dramatically and permanently altered the business IT landscape. ERP systems that once required large, expensive on-premise servers, with associated high implementation and maintenance costs, can now be accessed in a variety of ways that slash those costs while providing superior performance.

Service models are available, tailored to suit needs and budgets, for a regular fee that covers all the required functionality, maintenance and upgrades. Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) are being offered by vendors as flexible, affordable solutions for businesses. Because they are accessible via the Cloud, they’re not only more cost-effective; they’re more widely available to everyone who needs them, wherever they may be.

This whitepaper explains how provides Cloud-based ERP is an outstanding return on investment.