ERP and the Cloud: What You Need to Know
Organizations have long installed enterprise resource planning(ERP) solutions on site or not at all. But today, small to medium-sized organizations are seriously considering Cloud-based ERP implementations as they come to recognize that Cloud computing functionality is comparable to on-premise solutions—and more cost effective. Cloud computing requires companies to pay only a monthly fee for just the application services they use rather than requiring them to install costly hardware and software and hire an experienced IT staff. And, if the organization eventually chooses to move to an on-premise solution, many vendors today provide the flexibility of a seamless migration path.