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Head in the Clouds ?

Abigail Saltmarsh
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Cloud ERP is one of the most sweeping upgrades in manufacturing technology. At a time when on-site systems often have trouble dealing with sensor data and the new challenges of the IoT, the cloud offers a solution.

Cloud ERP has become one of the most radical, sweeping upgrades in manufacturing technology. For Pat Garrehy, CEO of US-based Rootstock Software, companies that implement a cloud ERP solution are seeing cost reductions in both IT staff and hardware infrastructure.

Cloud ERP deploys faster, it’s easier to use and access to information is from anywhere, at any time and by any device. The pricing of a cloud system is more attractive because the up-front costs of typical on-site ERP systems are deferred and spread over the life of the use of the software.

The company’s solutions include manufacturing, distribution and supply chain apps which integrate out of the box with Sales Cloud by salesforce.com and other ERP and CRM applications on the Salesforce platform.

Challenging Times

For years, on-site ERP has provided the functionality manufacturers required.

But on-site ERP systems are no longer able to handle the challenges presented by today’s IoT data—for example, from machining equipment sensors—or the required connectivity and access.

Head in the Clouds ?
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