Technological change and ERP software

July 15, 2013
By djohnson

The Innovation Cycle

The cloud is changing the way small and medium-sized companies do business. But what is cloud and what does it mean for ERP?

Business process automation has evolved with the invention of new disruptive technologies. Companies that harness the power of new technology are able to gain an advantage over competitors. The key is knowing when to adopt – too soon and you will spend more time on technology than your business – too late and you will be at a competitive disadvantage.

Innovation and ERP

ERP has evolved from the days of clunky user interface, to the early days of SaaS, to the promise of Cloud ERP software. Key technological improvements driving ERP change include moving from DOS to Windows, maturation of web technology, internet ubiquity, server virtualization, and the proliferation of mobile devices. These technologies have shaped new software that allows employees to work anywhere, on any device with a browser.

Innovations driving ERP Software


ERP Software has Benefited from Several Technological Improvements


 

New Business Models

Cloud technology has also created new business models, such as software as a service (SaaS) for purchasing and delivering software. Businesses need to know the right questions to ask before going cloud. How easy is it to customize? What is vendor lock-in? Are there deployment options? Data accessibility and security?

With the right software vendor, businesses gain advanced technology with a flexible pricing model that allows them to grow and shrink as needed.

Next Steps

Want to learn more? Join the complimentary Webinar on Cloud Computing and ERP on Wednesday, July 17, at 1:30 pm EST, co-presented by Sonja Fridell of BrainSell and Doug Johnson of Acumatica The Cloud ERP, the fast-growing Cloud ERP provider. See how customers can still enjoy cloud benefits — anywhere access on any device — no matter where they are deployed!

 

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