Is cloud ERP the best choice for small to midsize manufacturers?

IS cloud ERP the best choice for small to midsize manufacturers?

Technology Evaluation Centers’ (TEC) latest buyer’s guide, Cloud ERP Buyer’s Guide for Manufacturers, provides invaluable industry insight focusing on the benefits and drawbacks, the latest technologies, and various options available on the market for manufacturers considering a migration to a cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.

According to TEC’s research, while cloud computing is nothing new, it remains an unpopular ERP software option for many manufacturers. In the guide, senior ERP research analyst Ted Rohm reviews a few reasons why this might be the case.

“Manufacturers aren’t overhauling their current ERP system just for the sake of switching to the cloud. The decision isn’t as simple for them because of the natural complexity and uniqueness of manufacturing processes. There are several factors they need to weigh into their decision, and they need to think about issues like data ownership. This guide provides answers without a bias towards one option over another,” says Rohm.

The guide addresses common concerns manufacturers have with the cloud including:

  • data access and security
  • adaptability, configurability and scalability
  • depth of functionality
  • integration with other business systems
  • implementation and maintenance efforts
  • uptime and infrastructure
  • total cost of ownership

A side-by-side comparison chart of top marketplace solutions including SAP, IFS, Epicor, Oracle NetSuite, Plex Systems, Rootstock, SYSPRO, and more is also included, as well as a comprehensive directory of vendor offerings.

Read the cloud ERP buyer’s guide from TEC online for free.

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