On Premise ERP Deployment
Have you ever heard that,
“senior level decision makers are emotional people that need to be in control?”
When it comes to having control over ERP, deployment options must be considered. Although the cloud and on premise supply real-time data at the click of a button, cloud options (or SaaS-“Software-as-a-Service”) do not guarantee the level of control that on premise ERP does.
While many ERP consultants will recommend cloud ERP today, below are some of the reasons why organizations go with on premise ERP:
- Security: The fear of devastating malware programs is real for those operating in a SaaS environment. Sophisticated malware programs have the ability to gain access to additional files within a network, exposing your organization to the harm of encryption and data loss. This fact alone questions the safety and confidentiality of data in the cloud.
- Simplicity: It’s not uncommon for organizations to install additional software post-implementation. However, with on premise ERP, you don’t have to worry about engaging ERP consultants to help you install a software package that requires access to services. In a cloud environment, this may not be the case and could present itself as a roadblock for accomplishing installs.
- Development: Often times, development requires opening ports to communicate with external entities. In a cloud environment, you may have to present a case to your ERP consultants to open a port- meaning that your progress is dependent on your ERP consultant’s response time.
On premise options are attractive for organizations that are highly technical and dynamic. Two things to consider are the hardware investment to support a system on site as well as having the IT personnel in-house to address on premise management and maintenance.
At Clients First, we can consult you in making the best decision for your organization. If the hardware investment and IT personnel are the only things holding you back from the benefits of an on premise system, then we recommend reaching out to us today. We have a team of individuals that are experienced in recommending and ordering the hardware you need, as well as advising you on your internal IT support needs. Reach out today to begin your on premise ERP discovery.