It’s highly likely that you are already using the cloud for some of your enterprise applications (e.g., mail, productivity, CRM) and you’re seeing the benefits, right? So it begs the question, why drag your feet when it comes to moving your ERP system to the cloud? You already know the general business benefits the cloud brings: flexibility, security, and enhanced capability, but here are three more reasons you should use a cloud ERP system:
Reason #1: Consistency and collaboration
The modern organization is teeming with mobile workers – workers who, even if not 100% remote, will spend time going off site for visits and meetings. Unlike a traditional accounting solution, cloud based ERP gives every single one of your employees the ability to access essential workflows and information wherever they are and whenever they need it.
Not only that, but the consistency and alignment of your data across different areas of the business, whether just different functions or different locations, will make for smoother processes and cross-functional workflows all round.
Reason #2: Environmental impact
In 2016, we simply can’t ignore the importance of social responsibility and an organization’s impact on the environment. Think about the physical impact that keeping all of your processes and applications “on the ground” has.
When you transfer your ERP solution to the cloud, you’ll start to see fewer physical requirements – less server space and fewer machines needed, and not as much of a need for vast data centers actually on your premises. The more locally situated solutions you run, the greater the demand for energy.
Reason #3: Your workforce is begging you to!
It’s not just “on the move” employees who benefit from cloud-based processes. The longer you put off moving your ERP solution to the cloud, the more rumblings of discontent you’ll hear.
Maybe it’s because your legacy system is slow, clunky and inflexible, or because the support for the application is somewhat lacking, or maybe it’s underperforming in other ways.
Let’s face it, in this age of smartphones and accessibility, we’re used to being able to access anything, anytime, anywhere, so why should business activities be any different? When your business users speak, it’s crazy not to listen.
All business processes should be set up with mobility and flexibility in mind, and moving to the cloud is a smart way to accelerate ahead of the competition. Ready to understand what business agility really means? Cloud accounting software like Intacct will enhance your cloud ERP experience, so if you’re not already taking advantage of its advanced functionality, find out more here and take your show to the road.
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