Boost Efficiency With Manufacturing Cloud ERP


Cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) is a type of ERP software that is hosted on a cloud computing platform, compared to an on-site solution that is hosted on an organization’s physical premises. Manufacturers that use cloud-based ERP solutions understand that their time is best spent focusing on satisfying their customers and achieving business results. Cloud ERP provides the freedom, flexibility, and confidence manufacturers crave when it comes to running their core processes with reliable technology software. Here’s how:


Reduce complexity. Today’s manufacturers must be agile enough to meet the changing needs of their consumers and stay ahead of competitors. Cloud solutions forge an environment of adaptability: They deliver new software applications, data storage, and computing power quickly and as needed by the organization. Cloud ERP is easier to implement than on-premise software, too, decreasing the time between system purchase and launch.


Control costs. Cloud ERP is a type of software as a service (SaaS), which means manufacturing firms pay a subscription fee for the resources they use, rather than a lump sum upfront. This subscription is spread evenly across a designated term, making payment much more manageable and efficient. Using an external cloud provider also eliminates the need for on-premise installation, operation, and maintenance expenses. Manufacturers avoid additional—and sometimes hidden—costs from hardware, servers, and unused licenses.


Scale the solution. With cloud ERP, users are in control of which applications the organization acquires and when. The software grows with them. This feature is especially beneficial for complex and high-growth industries like manufacturing. In a market rife with disruption, organizations can add or remove services as business capacity and resource needs fluctuate.


Break down silos. On-site solutions are stored in a data center, where information is accessed by one central IT team. This model is susceptible to inefficiencies because data reporting flows through a single on-premise warehouse. In contrast, cloud ERP provides all stakeholders access to information via the internet, increasing cross-functional productivity, transparency, and accountability.


Access anywhere. Cloud ERP offers ultimate flexibility. Not only can business units share information on demand and in real time, but they also can view data on the go. Users complete their work at any location and via any device. They are not delayed by onsite software upgrades; the cloud updates applications continuously, and backup and disaster recovery plans reduce interruptions to the software.


Outsource support. Manufacturing organizations that use cloud ERP can focus on business-critical work, trusting the external software provider to take care of ongoing support and upgrades. IT investment is limited, too, which reduces internal resource expense and maintenance. A cloud solution is the most efficient use of overhead because it frees in-house capabilities to drive revenue.


Grow at your own pace and adapt in real time with a flexible cloud platform that scales based on your changing business needs. BroadPoint Inc. is a one-tier cloud solution provider for Microsoft, vetted for hosting world-class solutions such as Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. BroadPoint represents all internal stakeholder groups—our diverse support team has leadership, managerial, and IT expertise.

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Zach Volpicelli