3 Reasons Why Professional Service Organizations are Switching to Cloud ERP

Posted on: August 8, 2017 | By: Craig Thompson | Acumatica

Many professional service organizations still seem hesitant to deploy an ERP solution that doesn’t have years and years of deployment history. However, many of these solutions are at least ten years old and have a substantial user and install base. Surprisingly, we’ve seen service-centric organizations embracing this move to Cloud ERP, even more so than product-centric organizations. Since service-centric organizations do not physically manufacture and sell products, rather they offer services, these types of organizations have different software needs. Within the article, Gartner explains that professional service organizations need an altered ERP strategy that focuses on administrative ERP. If your professional service organization is on the fence about whether to implement an on-premises software or forward-thinking ERP in the Cloud, we have a few reasons why you should choose the later!

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Going Mobile

As technology is creating massive changes to the business world, professional service organizations are taking this ERP switch as the perfect opportunity to get on board with the change. What better way to stay ahead of the digital game than to implement a cloud solution? Businesses are now able to focus on their customer operations and stress less about IT expenditures and heavily customized on-premises applications. By switching to cloud computing your business can make decisions anywhere on your mobile device.

Removing Silos within the Organization

Another core difference between on-premises and cloud deployment is the speed at which change happens. All customers of the cloud service use a single code to ignite rapid deployment of new functionality. Eliminating the need for IT installation with internet-based data storage saves time, energy, and money! Plus, integration between departments is simplified by using a singular solution to house data. Communication becomes easier and more inclusive than ever with Cloud ERP.

Representative for any Business Size

Vendors listed within Gartner’s market guide all sell and market service-centric ERP for medium to large sized organizations. Although, some opportunities still do exist for small businesses looking for Cloud ERP capabilities. Whether your organization has 100 employees or 2,000 employees, ERP functionality can be altered to the size of your business.

 

If you are looking to implement an updated ERP Cloud software, Acumatica, sells its ERP Suite to both product-centric and service centric organizations. Check out this download if you want to read more on ERP software for your service-centric organization: http://www.acumatica.com/analyst-reports/gartner-2017-market-guide-for-service-centric-cloud-erp-solutions/. Contact, Logan Consulting, if you have any questions on purchasing or implementation of your ERP Cloud solution!



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