The value of the cloud for manufacturing ERP
In an era of increasing competition and rising costs, manufacturers must find a competitive edge wherever possible. Moving their on-premises enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions to the cloud represents an opportunity to modernize day-to-day operations and update technological capabilities. The upfront requirements of carrying out such a large-scale project have kept many from abandoning their current business processes. However, new benefits, such as increased access to the application and company data, now outweigh the costs of maintaining the status quo. Manufacturers will always face constant pressure to improve performance, and those who successfully leverage new cloud-enabled capabilities will distinguish themselves both now, and in the future.