Choosing the Right Cloud ERP Deployment Option for Your Business
Posted on: October 3, 2016 | By: Craig Thompson | Acumatica
When it comes to Cloud ERP software, there are a lot of options for users to choose from that go beyond just “cloud based” ERP systems. As technology advances, users are getting more and more deployment options to help them achieve the most personalized and convenient fit for their current business structure. The most common cloud ERP deployment options available are SaaS or Private deployment. Each has its own set of benefits and slightly different pricing structures, so choosing which deployment option your business implements depends solely on your own needs.
Software as a Service (SaaS)
The Software as a Service (SaaS) deployment option for cloud ERP software that allows the user to go hands free with their ERP system and contract it out to a full time IT company. All you do is pay a subscription license for your ERP system to be hosted off site and in return you don’t have to worry about managing the IT side. This option is completely safe and is a low cost alternative to other cloud based ERP deployment options however you generally are limited to the host of your vendor’s choice. For example, Acumatica’s SaaS option is hosted through Amazon.
Private Cloud Deployment
This private cloud deployment option gives users the ability to host their Cloud ERP software license with the host of your choice all on your own private cloud. This option allows for a potentially more secure option because your cloud is dedicated solely to your organization. This also allows you to have much more freedom with customizations and gives more control over the process as a whole.
ERP providers like Acumatica allow flexible options within their private cloud solutions such as owning your ERP on a subscription or a licensing basis. For their Private Cloud Subscription (PCS) users have the ability to host the subscription license with the host of their choice or in a private cloud. If you purchase Acumatica Cloud ERP through their licensing option, users pay a onetime license fee to deploy either on premise or in a hosted private cloud. The pricing option is yours.
Choosing either a public SaaS deployment option vs a private cloud ERP option is a personal decision that is based off of your organization’s needs. The best way to determine which option is best for you is to contact your local ERP provider and set up a consultation. Logan Consulting is a Chicago based Acumatica and Microsoft Dynamics ERP partner dedicated to providing exceptional ERP training and services to businesses around the country. For more information on which ERP system is right for you, contact Logan Consulting and schedule a consultation.
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