Enterprise Resource Planning software – better known simply as ERP – is a great way to streamline vital business processes and simplify your workflow. It’s also a fantastic way to gain insight into your business’ operations. By pooling all of your important company data into a centralized database, your departments are no longer segregated, and your staff can make use of ERP modules to access needed information.
Your employees will no longer need to rely on totally different programs and applications from department to department, making it much easier for your staff to share information or follow up on processes that don’t always directly relate to their specific job. More importantly, an ERP solution makes it extremely easy for you to get a complete overview of every aspect of your business operations. All of your important data is there for you to review in a single database.
ERP software is not a new innovation, but cloud-based or hosted ERP is a new take on this solution. Not only does it offer all of the same benefits businesses have come to expect from an ERP solution, but it allows you to drastically cut down on the cost of installing and using ERP software. Especially when you source your hosted ERP solution directly from an experienced cloud provider.
An on-site ERP solution often involves working with multiple vendors, which makes something as simple as adding new users or updating software a long, drawn-out process. Hosted ERP eliminates much of that hassle by creating a more flexible and agile ERP deployment that can be adjusted quickly and easily to meet your business’ ever-changing demands and continued growth.
That’s not to say that a hosted ERP solution is any less complex. In fact, most ERP vendors recommend businesses use a cloud provider like CPU, Inc. for their ERP deployment. By having a provider step in to deploy, configure, and maintain your hosted ERP, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that all of your technology will work exactly as it should right from the start. More importantly, your provider will configure your ERP solution to your business’ unique specifications, tailoring your solution to your needs.
Technology is only useful if it works the way you need it to. Having a solution as complex and vital as hosted ERP work well for your business requires the input and support of knowledgeable and experienced professionals. Otherwise, your great new solution is only going to make more work for you.
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