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There are numerous benefits that come from utilizing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solution, including the ability to centralize key elements of your production line. Most ERP solutions contain a number of modules to manage a number of business operations including financial management, CRM, inventory management, supply chain management, HCM, ecommerce and more. Our community question this week comes from Tom M. who asks, “What are some good cloud ERP alternatives to NetSuite or Intacct for a 50-person company?” In this From the Community post, we’ll uncover some cloud-based ERP alternatives that offer comprehensive solutions without the downsides that often accompany on-premise software products.
Traditionally, ERP software has been deployed as an on-premise solution, meaning that companies trade high up-front costs and reduced flexibility for a strong infrastructure and robust functionality. Yet as more and more software segments leverage cloud advancements, ERP software vendors have followed suit. Now, many ERP solutions are offered as SaaS products, providing companies with flexibility, fewer up-front costs and streamlined access to new features and releases, all without losing the support and reliability traditional on-premise deployments provide.
Fully embracing the cloud movement, NetSuite provides a comprehensive ERP solution that’s 100 percent in the cloud and a favorite of many companies. Just in time for 2014, NetSuite revealed its iPhone application, the world’s first complete ERP iOS 7 application to date, and a perfect example of how cloud software is revolutionizing once rigid software such as ERP.
While NetSuite ERP is an excellent software solution for companies who want the robust functionality of a fully featured ERP with the flexibility of a cloud deployment, we get numerous questions about alternative solutions that provide similar end-to-end business management. Here are three comprehensive cloud ERP solutions your company should consider:
If your company is seeking end-to-end management of a number of business processes, an ERP solution is a great choice. By picking a SaaS solution, you’ll gain comprehensive functionality without sacrificing the flexibility and scalability that cloud-based software provides. Whether you have your sights set on NetSuite or one of our three alternatives, keep in mind that choosing the right ERP solution is an important decision. To compare leading ERP solutions by pricing and key features, browse our free Top 20 ERP Software report.
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