Companies still running on-premise ERP software have some difficult choices ahead. The most difficult of those being deciding whether to stay with their on-premise investment or making the choice to keep up with current technology and migrate to a brand new system.

This choice used to be an easy one. Nobody would argue sticking with something that’s been working, but as years have gone by that strategy has grown costlier. The birth of cloud ERP has brought into question the very idea of using on-premise ERP systems.

On-premise systems today often require a lot of maintenance and support with minimal feature enhancements. The money spent on maintenance alone is enough to support an argument about upgrading your system. Still, there  are those who choose to stay with an on-premise system in spite of this.

On-Premise vs. Cloud ERP

However, it is worth noting that they won’t see much from the expensive, limited support that comes with sticking with an (old) on-premise system. Not to mention there aren’t a lot of businesses around who don’t need (or want) to grow and adapt; so in other words, if you have the option to switch to cloud ERP, why wouldn’t you?

The ability to adapt is one of the most compelling reasons to make the switch from on-premise to cloud ERP if you haven’t already. Companies who want to grow into new business markets, new business models, or even add a B2B e-commerce website to their manufacturing business for example, can all benefit from the adaptability and flexibility cloud ERP has to offer.

Meanwhile, companies who are running on-premise systems are forced to make significant investments just to keep their system running. Moving to the cloud could ultimately open up a huge portion of your budget to allocate elsewhere. Elsewhere as in an investment in something that will actually help your business grow, not just stay afloat.

SYSPRO is an ERP vendor that has been around for decades but that doesn’t mean they haven’t kept up with the current technology. If you’re dead-set on using an on-premise solution, you still have that option when using SYSPRO as your ERP system. But you also have the option to run your ERP system from the cloud as well.

Ultimately, the choice is yours. No matter what you preferwhether it be an on-premise solution or the cloud—just make sure you’re with an ERP vendor who can provide you with everything you need to continue promoting growth in your business.

If you’re looking for a new ERP system, whether it be on-premise, cloud, or even mobile, SYSPRO has a number of solutions worth considering and Edgeware’s consulting and implementation experts have the experience you need to help you make the right choice for your business.

If you have any questions about SYSPRO ERP or the benefits of cloud ERP vs. on-premise, we’d like to hear from you. Contact us!