Cloud ERP Is Not The Future – It Is Here And Now

Posted by Stefan Grahn on November 15, 2013

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Cloud ERP software is not an emerging technology, it is here and now. In fact, I believe that there are no significant reasons for not considering Cloud ERP as the default choice for your small or mid-sized professional service firm.

Cloud ERP is secure

If you choose a world-class Cloud ERP software provider, your solution will be safer in the cloud than in your own data centre. If you are a company offering enterprise cloud services using a multi-tenant architecture, you will make sure you have made all the security and vulnerability tests right, and you will make sure you have the right processes in place to operate and maintain the solutions in a secure manner.

Cloud ERP is a safe choice

A world-class Cloud ERP provider uses secondary data centres to ensure that the solution is always available to support your business. On rare occasions when the primary data centre runs into issues, Cloud ERP providers such as Deltek will have your solution up and running in a secondary data centre in a matter of minutes. Even though this scenario is highly unlikely – Cloud Operations teams typically offer 24/7 real-time surveillance and typically can show a track record of 99.5-100% availability.

Cloud ERP prevents data loss

A world-class Cloud ERP provider will offer real time database mirroring, which means that your backups are always up-to-date and that your potential data loss is counted in seconds rather than minutes or hours. That means that you will no longer have to revert to last night’s backup or pray that you actually did test your data recovery process recently.

If you benchmark your internal IT organisation against the standards described above, would you still perceive that the on-premise ERP alternative is the ‘safe’ choice? Personally, I believe that Cloud ERP software is the best alternative both here and now, and in the