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What is Cloud ERP?

A Single System to Manage Businesses From Anywhere

Cloud ERP is a rapidly growing approach to enterprise resource planning (ERP) that makes use of SaaS (Software as a Service) business model to provide companies with more flexible business management solutions. Readily scalable, add new users and functionality – all without the need for expensive IT resources. The SAP Solutions delivered by Navigator provide predictable pricing, seen as an operating expense, not a capital expense. All so you can focus on your business – and not on IT.

Enterprise resource planning is an industry term for the broad suite of completely integrated solutions that help businesses manage the central functions of their business such as purchasing and inventory management. SAP applications (BusinessOne and Business ByDesign) go well beyond the basic core functions of accounting and inventory, delivering a complete, robust suite covering all aspects of business management including Human Resources, Financials, Analytics, Supply Chain, Project Management and CRM.

SAP applications (Business One and Business ByDesign) go well beyond the basic core functions of accounting and inventory, delivering a complete, robust suite covering all aspects of business management including:

  • Human Resources
  • Financials
  • Analytics
  • Supply Chain
  • Project Management
  • CRM

The industry is moving quickly to cloud computing as it provides a greater opportunity for businesses to completely transform how they use and pay for information technology. For example, cloud-based (SaaS) ERP applications eliminate the need for a business to purchase additional servers and storage hardware and maintain them on site which, in turn reducing operational expenses.

Is Cloud ERP Safe?

With more and more applications and solutions moving to the cloud, it is more than just a viable option for your business. But is it safe? The short answer, it can be remarkably safe. To see why visit the SAP Trust Center for more info on cloud performance, security, privacy, and compliance.

Essential to Cloud ERP systems is a shared database that supports multiple functions used by different business units. That allows employees in different divisions to access and rely on the same information for their specific needs. And with Cloud ERP this is accomplished without requiring an extensive (and often expensive) on-premises servers and storage.

Key Differences Cloud ERP Systems Offer:

  • Updates as soon as they are available
  • Access from any device at any time
  • Highly customizable application, reports, and processes
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Enterprise Resource Planning software (ERP) is the nerve center for a business. It manages, stores, and reports on business processes across all major areas of an organization, usually including production, finance, procurement, human resources, distribution, supply chain, and other areas, depending on a firm’s needs. The software commonly operates as an integrated platform that standardizes, streamlines and
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