Cloud computing helps ERPs

Cloud computing is proving to be beneficial to yet another sector of the daily grind – applications that are germane to enterprise resource planning.

Forbes reports such an idea was far-fetched years ago as the innovative storage process was more suitable for easier processes and tasks rather than the sizable responsibility that ERP fulfills.

But the technology sector has been advancing quickly and opening increased opportunity for cloud computing to prove how vital it is.

“When it comes to cloud ERP, we are definitely seeing a lot more use cases being available, and fundamentally we are seeing a lot more desire from the end user community to take on cloud ERP as an entirely complete solution, or as discreet bits of functionality,” Chris Pang with Gartner reports, according to Forbes.

The cloud has become an integral part of the business landscape, a top official with a major cloud company said earlier this week at a press conference in Australia, ZDNet reports. He noted the South Pacific nation is a hotbed for the innovative storage process and its advances.

Cloud computing aids how ERPs maintain their books, follow the trajectory of sales, monitor purchases, and oversee staff members, among other tasks, Forbes reports.

For larger-size ERP applications, cloud computing is growing more resourceful and helpful. Fomenting ties with ERP typically signifies a company is getting serious about tasks and assignments ahead.

Implementing ERPs to businesses often requires persuading officials within a company administration, on top of figuring out the best method of integrating the innovative system with systems that a company already is using for operational purposes.

Moreover, additional ERP work is migrating toward the cloud. Slightly more than one of four IT executives who answered a poll conducted by Forbes and Unisphere Research said they were capitalizing on the financial benefits of cloud computing in 2013. Twelve percent were using the contributions of the public cloud. The private cloud was in use for human resources and benefit tasks among 28 percent while 22 percent used the public cloud for those responsibilities.

“SaaS is no longer one of those things done by a business unit on a whim,” the Gartner official said. “When it comes to buying cloud, often what we see is a joint effort between the business unit also IT. It’s fundamentally also a collective decision as to whether to go for a cloud solution or not, and also what gets picked in terms of a cloud solutions.”