Reasons to Adopt SaaS ERP
The success of SaaS-based
enterprise resource planning (ERP)
solutions such as
Epicor Cloud ERP
among job shops and small to mid-sized manufacturers and distributors reflects a number of factors. Changes in the market itself are requiring more of smaller participants in supply chains. Communication requirements are more comprehensive; the need for greater efficiencies are more acute, stretching beyond the limits of the traditional point or homegrown solutions typically used by these smaller concerns.
According to a
while many of these firms realize that an
could streamline their business processes and improve operational efficiencies, the majority has traditionally operated without ERP. Why? High initial costs (software, hardware, and supporting infrastructure), lengthy and complex implementation projects, difficulties in getting users up to speed, and having the necessary staffing to implement and maintain ERP systems have been traditional barriers to entry.
is knocking those barriers down, as seen in the SaaS benefits of Epicor Express:
Simplified implementation enables faster time to “go live”
No hardware costs, software to upgrade, or systems to maintain
Performance and system availability are as good, if not better, than those of a typical on-premise software environment
Easy to use, quick to master
No large cash outlay needed; affordable subscription pricing offered instead
notes, the benefits SaaS-based ERP provides are quite compelling, particularly when the unique challenges of many small and lower midmarket manufacturers are well understood.
These challenges are better addressed with the broad functionality and end-to-end solution that ERP provides. In the case of Epicor Express, this functionality includes customer relationship management, production management, product management, material management, financial management, and business intelligence.
Depending on the user’s business, the bundled functionality is focused specifically on manufacturing or distribution. Everything a company needs to manage opportunities, orders, and operations is provided in an integrated Web-based,