In just one year, the number of companies choosing a cloud ERP deployment more than tripled, compared to a 78% drop for on-premises ERP solutions. For more than a decade, Microsoft has been an agent for that change.
Companies relying on a modern ERP platform are more likely to:
Businesses using on-premises solutions are stuck battling yesterday’s problems. But when you upgrade your company’s ERP to the cloud, you’re setting up your business for future success. Here’s how Microsoft’s cloud-based Dynamics 365 platform is defining tomorrow’s opportunities.
On-premises deployment usually requires a significant hardware and personnel investment. Cloud-based Off-site hosting and provider expertise eliminate the need for additional hardware or personnel A reduced total cost of ownership is the #1 reason why companies switch to a cloud-based ERP.
For on-premises storage, additional hardware needs to be purchased when on-site servers are at capacity. Cloud-based Companies can quickly scale storage up or down as needed.
On-premises On-site updates are a time-consuming process requiring skilled personnel. Cloud-based Upgrades are pushed out from the provider and approved on-site to protect customizations. Companies running an up-to-date ERP system are 50% more likely to have business analytics and intelligence. On-premises On-site updates are a time-consuming process requiring skilled personnel. Cloud-based Upgrades are pushed out from the provider and approved on-site to protect customizations.
On-premises Complex data backup process usually requires a maintenance plan in a SQL server, plus other products/services. Cloud-based Regular system backup is taken daily and is available to users, with a provision to create user backups. Nearly 1/3 of companies switching to a cloud ERP are doing so to reduce their dependence on internal IT teams.
On-premises Environments are usually less secure, requiring costly additional monitoring and a dedicated IT admin. Cloud-based Microsoft-owned and managed data centers are secure, certified, and compliant with international standards. The ability to safeguard internal information is one of the top 5 reasons companies switch to a cloud-based ERP.
On-premises Accessing an on-premises deployment remotely is complicated by the Active Directory authentication process. Cloud-based Separate authentication means Dynamics 365 can be accessed remotely and across device types. More than 25% of companies switching to cloud ERPs are looking to improve their agility and functionality.
On-premises solutions are more difficult to integrate with other applications. Cloud-based Dynamics 365 Common Data Service helps to create both new data models and apps with connected data. Half of all companies switching ERP providers say their previous platform was too limited in functionality.
ERPs have fundamentally changed. We’re here to help you change with them. Contact us today to move your ERP system to the cloud.