What is ERP System: It is an automated process that manages different aspects of a business and tracks all aspects of production, financials, and materials that provide transparency into the entire business process.
In recent years we have witnessed a quick expansion of ERP solutions into the cloud sector. This pattern is anticipated to increase in the future. There are many numbers of reasons for this rapid adoption. The organizations are seeing a number of benefits, despite the multiple challenges that this adoption presents. The advantages include mobility, faster implementation, lower costs in both implementation wise and operational wise.
But implementing the ERP system on the wrong cloud service can be really dangerous. We need to take care while you are choosing service providers like customization as per the organization's needs, change Management, Security, Uptime, Bandwidth, Location, Support, and Reliability.
Customization as per your Organization: You have to build a system of personalized processes and see how will your existing customizations be moved to the new cloud service provider and how they are going to handle it without any complications and how fast you can adapt to their structure.
Security: Security is a major issue and the most important point to be considered before choosing the cloud service provider. Go through their portfolio and company's history and also make sure their servers are either DDos or malware protected. Check whether they provide Firewalls and antivirus setups. How fast they can respond and handle if there is any malware attack.
Support: Customer support is the most important factor while choosing a cloud services provider. If at all servers faced any malware or data loss or downtime or login issues, good faster-responding customer support is required. Choose a cloud service provider who provides very good support
Uptime: All businesses can potentially suffer from lost profits due to downtime, but that is especially true for ERP systems. So choose those cloud service providers who provide the best uptime with relatively no downtime as per SLA. (Service Level agreement)
Bandwidth: Internet speed can make all the difference. What people don't know, however, is that there are two different types of bandwidth speed: upload and download. Upload speed is the speed at which data is sent to its destination, while download speed refers to the rate at which data is received. So when you are choosing a cloud service provider, make sure they are providing Best bandwidth speed with no extra charge.
Location: Datacenter location is one of the important aspects to consider. A poor choice in physical location can lead to additional risk for enterprises trusting their applications to a cloud computing provider. Choose cloud service provider whose data center is in your area (Country) as the chance of latency issues is very less.
Change Management: The implementation of ERP requires a lot of effort. It has to be scheduled appropriately. How your team is going to handle is the foremost important thing.
Control Panels: Choose cloud services providers who can give various options for control panels for easier use. Most of the ERP companies are not comfortable to give the full root access to their clients. This is due to security reasons. In these kinds of cases, they can provide them cPanel access keeping WHM access with them in which the client can only access the ERP software. Nowadays, Enterprise ERP companies design their work in such a way where they create ten different accounts for ten different customers and give them the cPanel access.
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