Cloud ERP vs on-premises ERP

Today, ERP systems are set up a few different ways. Modern ERP systems have expanded from their predecessors with capabilities encompassing more than just resource planning. Viewed in the past as monolithic systems that assisted with a limited set of business operations, ERP systems are now a collection of stand-alone or integrated components — or a combination thereof — that helps manage specific aspects of the enterprise.

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Read this article below by Linda Rosencrance to find out the basic differences between the two common ERP softwares’.

Cloud ERP vs. on-premises ERP: What are the differences?

ERP has three main deployment models: traditional on premises; in the cloud; and hybrid, a combination of the two. For clarification, cloud ERP is a term used to define hosting within a cloud infrastructure for fully licensed ERP software. Today, many people say “cloud ERP” but mean a subset of a cloud application called software as a service (SaaS) ERP. Read more here

SaaS ERP is software that is controlled by the off-site cloud service provider but paid for. The best part about this is that you get total cost of ownership. If there are any related costs, they are not hidden from you. However there are many things to take into account like the cost flexibility and unique customizations. Moreover with on-premises and cloud ERP both, the company is likely to invest a lot of money to transfer their data to the new platform. Cloud ERP support is more affordable than on-premises support because cloud ERP support is online and subscription price inclusive. Moroever with the on-premises software companies have to pay for on-site IT to guarantee proper running of the software. To bring some simplicity to the on-premise versus cloud argument, read this article below by Pieter Lootens.

More on the on-premise vs cloud database.

Let’s start by zooming in on the impact on your IT infrastructure. Certainly the most obvious difference between the on-premise and cloud edition is the fact that with SAP S/4 HANA in the cloud you no longer need to invest in internal technical support capabilities. At all? That might be a bridge too far, since your IT support engineers probably also guarantee smooth and stable operation of other IT applications. But moving to the cloud should in any event allow you to scale down your internal support activities considerably. Read more here

A vital thing to keep in mind is the upgrade concerns. You also get clearly defined functional paths which can make you run your course smoothly. You can also call for a different approach to run the project management course which will affect the job implementation and the end goal. Your process will be left unchanged though. Everything is mapped out using the software. This makes the role of the implementation more of a challenge. An experienced consultant will always combines project management skills with good management capabilities, so you need to choose someone who is ready to take on challenges willingly. Read this article below by Adam Hughes to find out the benefits and risks attached with both these systems.

On Premise vs. Cloud: Key Differences, Benefits and Risks

In today’s world of enterprise IT, there are many factors that a company must consider in order to decide whether a cloud infrastructure is the right fit. Conversely, there are many companies that are unable make the leap into the cloud, instead relying on their tried-and-true legacy and on-premise applications and software to do business. Read more here


Whether a company has its apps in the cloud or on-premises, data security will always be supreme. However for businesses in industries with a lot of regulations, the decision might already be concrete and so they would not have to make that decision. Knowing that your data is within your house or office may also give you some sort of relaxation in terms of privacy. The on-premise software calls for a license or a copy of the software in order to use it. This will incur some expenses. As the software itself is licensed and the whole of it is installed in the company’s premises, it offers a lot more security as compared to cloud computing infrastructure. Therefore if a company is in need of this added security, they can easily switch to a different cloud service.


To conclude, there are major cons you can face in the process. For example the costs related to the managing and maintaining can be very high and can lead to destructive computing process.  A smooth setup calls for a good in-house server hardware along with software licenses and IT employees with integration abilities to handle any issues that you might have to face. However this does not take into account the maintenance charges born by the company in case of failure.