The COVID-19 pandemic has forced companies to rethink their strategies and reorient their operations to adapt to the changing environment. Some of these strategies that emerged during the pandemic have proven to be critical to business continuity. Companies have understood that they have to adapt to change and have moved towards a hybrid work model. They also understood that they depend on technology so that their employees stay connected and access the tools and data they need to maintain business as usual.
The change was not only on the companies' side, but also on the customers' side. Today, we are looking at a new generation of customers who expect faster delivery of products and services, non-stop improvements, greater reliability and lower costs. To meet these demands (increasingly from customers), companies need software to help them manage increasingly complex internal processes. And SocrateERP in the cloud does just that.
The move to the cloud didn't just happen during the pandemic, companies understood long before that cloud solutions are the future. Why? Because they are smarter, faster, more scalable and offer a high degree of freedom. And this, only if we take into account the extended periods of lockdown that we all went through and the need to be able to work from anywhere.
Significant reduction in operational costs
SocrateERP in the cloud means scalability and automatic forecasting, whether it is hosted in public clouds with shared instances or in private clouds where the infrastructure is dedicated to a single customer. Scalability means having enough resources when Black Friday comes, or when there are peaks in orders or transactions during special events, or when the number of users is growing exponentially.
To ensure automatic scalability, the prerequisite is to have an application with a modular architecture with a clear division between webUI, reporting, business processes and DB connectivity.
In the case of SocrateERP in the cloud, a solution distributed as SaaS (Software as a service), hosting, maintenance, security and upgrades are the responsibility of the supplier, relieving the IT department of additional tasks. Consequently, the implementation costs are lower, and the payment is made in the form of a subscription.
An always updated application
The ERP solution needs a periodic update to ensure maximum security, reduce the risk of vulnerabilities and increase performance. On-Premise systems require updates to be done by the company, and the efforts and costs are higher. For this reason, organizations often give up updating their solutions. A notable advantage over traditional, on-premise ERP programs is the fact that upgrades do not require additional costs or overwrite initial customizations.
What benefits does SocrateERP bring to the cloud, apart from those already discussed?
- The system is ergonomic, easy to configure, allows you to save settings and options.
- It allows the planning and management of all resources within the organization.
- The reports provided help you make the best decisions and develop strategies.
- Optimizing supply, production and sales order management.
- Reduction of report generation time.
- Eliminating errors from reporting.
- Rights, restrictions and roles for each user are configurable.
- Data consolidation and transfer between different work points.
We also provide you with this free ebook, "8 reasons to migrate to the cloud", to further demonstrate that now is the time to make the switch to the cloud. Are you ready to chat?