The platform used to install the ERP system is important here. Some SMEs prefer to install their ERP on their own servers (on-premises), other companies opt for implementation in the cloud, or choose a hybrid model that allows them to have the best of both worlds.
SAP partner Amista helps you to understand and weigh up the different types of ERP software. The choice you make affects the availability of the ERP system, the costs, and the implementation, among other things.
On-premises means at the location. An on-premises ERP package is installed on the in-house servers and data is stored there too.
The ERP software is installed on a third-party server and is managed there. The ERP system us available via the Internet.
A hybrid ERP system offers the best of both worlds. A safe environment for the data and a flexible way of working.
When choosing an ERP system it is best not to make rash decisions. There are ERP systems by nationally and internationally renowned software companies, such as SAP, Microsoft, Odoo, Exact, and Sage. The choice depends on what exactly you need, activities and budget. These are important factors to consider when choosing an ERP partner.
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Some advantages of an SAP ERP
As mentioned, there is a huge range of ERP software, each with its own properties and specialisations. Are you unsure which software best suits your activities?
Our advice: make a wish list
First, start by deciding what you need. Formulate specific goals you want to achieve. Keeping these goals in mind makes the selection process much easier.
So make a wish list to which your choice must conform. What do you need today and in the future? For example, should your ERP system be linked to your accounting software, web shop, WMS, or other business software? Always map out all your requirements and tools properly. This will be an excellent foundation for your first conversation with an ERP vendor.
Amista will help you choose your ERP system.
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