In this world of digital transformation, and in order to gain a competitive edge, manufacturers must improve accuracy and streamline processes. One way to achieve your business goals faster than ever is by running your manufacturing operations in the cloud, with a solution such as Infor CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine) SaaS-Cloud option.
Companies and businesses everywhere are discovering the ever-increasing benefits of cloud computing. As such, it is no longer a matter of if your company will join the cloud, but rather, when. If gaining the competitive edge is top on your list of priorities, then moving your ERP software to the cloud is vital. Outsourcing the hosting and maintenance to cloud software vendors such as Godlan, allows you to focus on data, results, and growing your business.
If you haven’t yet considered hosting your ERP manufacturing software in the cloud, here are four of the most important benefits for your consideration:
1. Lightening Swift Implementation
Implementing on-premises ERP manufacturing software can take an inordinate amount of time. Hardware purchases and installation, server space, coordination of resources, along with time for the IT department to install hardware and software, are just of the few the steps that must be taken to install on-premise.
When the choice is made to host your ERP in the cloud, your vendor takes care of each of the resources needed to host and maintain your entire ERP manufacturing software system. With the elimination of dedicated hardware, the ERP software can be up and running in a fraction of the time. The cloud has already become a dominating factor in the manufacturing industry, converting now ensures that future new hires as well as existing employees will be familiar with best practices. This will greatly reduce the learning curve and subsequent training times. Time is one of our most valuable resources. Moving to the cloud will save you time and resources, giving your business the competitive edge.
2. Increased Accessibility
One of the top reasons for converting to the cloud is the increased accessibility it affords your company. A cloud-based approach makes it easier for your employees to access operations and data from any device, as long as they have a reliable internet connection. One of the most reliable and proven cloud platforms is Infor CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine) ERP software.
With a proven cloud solution such as Infor’s CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine) ERP, tracking manufacturing processes from end-to-end, and accessing all essential data from anywhere becomes standard operation. Do you need historical data? Real-time metrics? It is always available when it is stored in the cloud. Even an issue on the production floor can be handled remotely, as alerts are instant, and issues can be monitored from virtually anywhere, enabling you to respond quickly, thereby avoiding expensive delays and errors. Manufacturing is competitive! Cloud hosting with its unlimited advantages of support and efficiency will give you a clear advantage over your competition.
3. Reduced Costs
In addition to shorter installation and implementation times, implementing a cloud-based ERP manufacturing system will save you the upfront costs that come with hardware and staff it would take to run an on-premise option. Cloud-based software options require that you pay a perpetual subscription fee that covers infrastructure, services and support. This significantly reduces your in-house maintenance costs, making them negligible.
Scalability is perhaps one of the greatest advantages of cloud-based ERP software for manufacturers. Gone are the days when you run out of room and licenses, or have to upgrade your servers, spending significant time and money. Instead, cloud-based ERP allows you to expand instantly, simply by purchasing extra licenses on your software. Cloud-based ERP not only saves you money in up-front installation and implementation costs, but can prove to be more cost-effective in the long run as well.
One other benefit of a cloud-based ERP system is that 24/7 support and disaster recovery is available. This support cuts down exponentially on costs and greatly extends the value of your software investment.
4. Continual Improvement
Software upgrades are generally looked upon as a nuisance and delayed until “down-time” is convenient, which is never! Not upgrading can have disastrous consequences and catching up after several missed upgrades can take an inordinate amount of time, costing your company down-time and money.
Cloud-based ERP software removes the stress and strain of upgrades, as they are done automatically for you by the vendor. A new patch? A new version? No worries if you are cloud-based! Continuous updates allow your business to work efficiently and with a major competitive edge. Cloud-based ERP allows you to integrate, implement, and access services such as Prophecy IoT® and AI functionality, delivering valuable insights.
In conclusion, possibilities are endless with cloud-based ERP software, with the very significant benefits of saving time and money at the forefront. Having your ERP software hosted in the cloud will simplify your responsibilities by transferring the mundane and time-consuming tasks of maintenance, security, and support to the provider. This means that you can focus on gaining the competitive edge by doing what you do best, manufacturing. Let Godlan help you reduce business risks and crush the competition by saying goodbye to traditional software and radically enabling your digital transformation strategy. Give us a call at 586-464-4400 to see how we always have you covered.