A lot of software companies have been creating their applications on public clouds. This adoption has grown with the time and it looks that customers are thinking to adopt this kind of solutions to its organizations, according to a Gartner report. But this decision is very important and need to be evaluated, especially in their (enterprise resource planning) ERP solutions. Considerations when switching to the cloud
Some customers are looking for a lighter model and the capacity to scale as they grow, and for this group of clients go to the cloud looks like an excellent choice. But on the other hand, there is a group of larger clients with more established processes where the on-premise delivery model is still a good decision. The fact that the system is on company’s infrastructure side allows greater control and more customization.
Furthermore, companies can create a hybrid model, which uses on Premise and on Cloud, allowing them to maintain central data and applications on-premise, while they can take advantage of the cloud to change and adapt rapidly to new opportunities.
To help you decide which solution is better for your needs, here is a summary of some differences between on Cloud and on Premise:
|Hosted on company’s servers||Hosted on Cloud provider servers|
|The system is behind your own firewall||The system is in a Public cloud|
|Traditional licenses||Subscription licenses|
|Accessed using the software||Accessed via a web browser|
|Maintained by company’s administrators||Operated and maintained by the Provider|
The future of the ERP solutions in public clouds look like will be fast as they increase its services, security, and reliability. The providers are growing significantly like Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) who are the leaders in the cloud infrastructure market.