A Look at Saas ERP Software

By Catherine Hensley
Updated: September 02, 2011

A Look at Saas ERP Software

Selecting the best SaaS (“Software as a Service”) ERP (“enterprise resource planning”) software can sometimes be a difficult task. When starting out with SaaS services, some experts recommend going with a traditional on-premises server combined with ERP applications.

One important factor to consider before adding on SaaS ERP is how much (if any) existing ERP applications are presently available in a company. A business, for instance, that will be new to using SaaS and ERP will often find the transition from older accounting methods like spreadsheets to be smooth.

Cost and budgetary concerns must also be taken into consideration before investing in SaaS ERP software. Though SaaS is known for its ease of use and many other practical benefits, it can be a costly service for some businesses. A long-term budget plan over many years is a good way to assess whether a SaaS ERP package will be cost-effective for your company.

Also, the deployment of SaaS ERP programs can sometimes be slow. Companies must be aware that they will not be able to completely switch over to the service immediately upon obtaining it. Similarly, SaaS ERP software can present problems in terms of speed and Internet connectivity.

Keep this list handy when you’re in the market for SaaS ERP software, and you’ll be sure to make the right choice for your business.

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