SaaS ERP Systems Vs. On-Premise – What’s the difference?

Published: 31 March 2022

If your current ERP system is becoming clunky and slow, you may have started doing your research online to find out what your next upgrade might look like.  This can be a daunting task to some especially when you are comfortable with using the same on-premise system for years.  The next generation of ERP systems are SaaS (Software as a Service), this term may be new to you, so to help you better understand the differences, check out the table below.

on premise vs saas erp systems table

An overview of the key benefits of ERP SaaS:

  • No infrastructure costs and maintenance. As hardware gets old and tired, so does your ERP solution making it difficult to access the data you need without slow loading screens.  As SaaS systems operate on a web-based platform, they conduct the maintenance directly, all you need is an internet connection.
  • Automated updates, and upgrades. You no longer need to worry about making sure you are applying the latest update patches, or upgrading to the latest version, these are rolled out automatically across all platforms.
  • Make the move more affordable with no upfront software costs, and a move to a monthly per user fee which allows you to only pay for what you need when you need it.
  • Powerful integration abilities. Have the flexibility to extend the functionality of your ERP system with a marketplace full of applications to suit your industry.  There are applications available that can help you manage expenses, capture your documents, collect payments, and much more.
If you are considering an ERP upgrade and would like to consider a SaaS based solution,
reach out to us and we can discuss how this type of solution could benefit your business operations.

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This article was published by Nicole Cowell, Senior Content Marketing Executive

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