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Anya Ciecierski, CAL Business Solutions

White Paper: Cloud ERP Delivers 2.1x More ROI


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    When it comes to business applications, return on investment (ROI) is crucial for the long-term success of an organization. Companies often invest thousands in ERP, CRM and other systems hoping to improve their business processes and ultimately increase productivity and revenue. Few things can be more deflating than realizing you have made a poor investment and will ultimately decrease the value of your organization because of bad decisions. When issues like starting cost and energy usage are significant concerns, you might want to consider the cloud.

    Recent case studies by Nucleus Research discovered that cloud business applications deliver 2.1 times more ROI than on-premise applications of the same type – a 24 percent increase. Cloud business applications require lower capital expenditures and can be implemented faster. While early adopters found the cloud to lack some of the benefits of on-premise, the study found that cloud services have now matured, offering more features, functionality and complexity, but still at a lower cost. In fact the starting cost for cloud services is 63 percent lower, and the operating cost is about 55 percent lower.

    The studies looked at enterprise resource management (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), human capital management (HCM), workforce management (WFM), supply chain management (SCM), content management, analytics and platform-as-a-service (PaaS). They found that cloud applications can change and adapt over time without the high costs of upgrades usually associated with on-premise. It is also easier for cloud users to switch and go elsewhere if they do not see positive results. This encourages competition among cloud providers, which ultimately increases quality and keeps prices low. Moreover, cloud applications are greener using 91 percent less energy than comparable on-premise systems.

    For the complete report and more, download “How Cloud-Based Systems Deliver 2.1X the ROI of On-Premise Systems

    To evaluate your cloud vs on premises options for ERP, contact CAL Business Solutions 860-485-0910 x4 or [email protected]

    by CAL Business Solutions, Acumatica and Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner, www.calszone.com

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