ERP Cloud : 5 preconceived ideas to forget
Has your company reached a stage in its growth that requires you to rethink the use of your management software ? Before making a choice, start by getting rid of the preconceived notions that are clouding your judgment.
Here are 5 preconceived ideas to forget right now !
Myth N°1 : Integrating an ERP is too complicated
The choice of an ERP is, by its very nature, structuring. But by choosing a SAAS solution, via the implementation of SAP Business ByDesign, for example, you start by freeing yourself from all the constraints associated with hardware infrastructures.
“By integrating a Cloud ERP, you benefit from a dynamic start-up, then from a flexibility and scalability superior to an On Premise solution”, explains Jérôme Burgaud, co-founder and manager of CEREALOG.
The integration of an ERP system thus provides access to high value-added functionalities (in business intelligence, reporting, predictive, etc.), which will contribute to making the company’s activity more fluid, more efficient and more agile.
Myth n°2 : SAP ERP offers too many features for a small business
In fact, the opposite is true. In fact, the figures speak for themselves ! According to SAP, SMEs represent 80% of their customer portfolio. A cloud ERP, because of its simplicity of deployment and operation, is particularly well suited to the needs of small and medium-sized businesses. “The SAP Business ByDesign Cloud ERP is a great product for mid-market SMEs,” says Jérôme Burgaud. An SAP partner for over 10 years, the founder of CEREALOG is adamant :
“SAP has a genuine approach to SMEs and offers them a standard tool that is entirely designed to operate in the Cloud. The company chooses to activate only the modules that correspond to its needs. »
Myth N°3 : Once you have chosen an ERP, you can no longer change it
When an ERP is no longer satisfactory, when it no longer meets a company’s agility requirements, when it makes processes more cumbersome than fluid, it is necessary to be able to take the decision to migrate to a more appropriate management solution.
“Companies come to us because they know that we will work alongside them in project mode to deliver “hand-crafted” solutions by the agreed dates,” explains Jérôme Burgaud.
A good ERP is one that is 100% customisable. If it has been correctly configured and customised, and if it is flexible enough, the question of change does not even arise… It cannot therefore be a problem ! “Our expert consultants who participate in the pre-sales phase are then involved in each project to ensure that the promise is kept during implementation.
Myth N°4 : ERP is too expensive
The face value of an ERP may seem too high, but it is better to think in terms of TCO. By opting for a cloud-based ERP, the investments linked to the infrastructure, the costs of automated backups, the management of version upgrades, all these additional costs should be removed from the budget lines. Lightweight, focused on core needs, SAAS solutions are also easier to configure. The technologies, which are web-native, are also easier to learn. And in the event of a transfer of scope, the entity can be disconnected without destabilising the overall information system. All of these characteristics contribute to a significant reduction in the cost of owning the ERP ! The SaaS mode allows total predictability of the costs of the IT associated with the management information system.
Myth N°5 : Cloud ERP can pose security problems
Although there is no such thing as zero risk, as current IT events demonstrate on a daily basis, it is not true to say that Cloud ERP can compromise the integrity of an information system.
“By working with a datacenter at the level of SAP’s, you have access to levels of security that a company, even a large one, would not be able to deploy on its own… and maintain in the long term,” concludes Jérôme Burgaud. …
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