If there’s one thing that we’ve learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic, is that the future of the current workplace office model needs to change. Some businesses, already using cloud Enterprise Resouce Planning (ERP) systems, moved seamlessly to remote working conditions, while other businesses struggled to keep up with their workload while in lockdown.

Despite all the advances in cloud-based systems, a large percentage of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) continue to operate without an ERP, relying on an in-house system.

Change can be difficult, and we understand that. Especially when your business has worked the same way for many years.

Why change?

Because changing to a cloud-based ERP system can speed up processes, give staff the ability to work from home and in the long term, save your business money.

In terms of workplace change, there are many operational reasons a business should move to a cloud-based ERP.  Housing an onsite system takes up valuable office space, not to mention the electricity cost to keep servers up and running. In addition, bulky hardware, which was once an asset, can become an obsolete liability.

Does your office have filing cabinets full of paper documents you don’t use anymore? With a cloud-based ERP, rather than filing paper documents, it’s data that is organised, readily accessible, and updated in real-time. With cloud-based ERPs, invoices and orders can be processed electronically, which in turn creates a cost-saving on office supplies.

Whilst minimising your office space, you’ll also be reducing your business’s carbon footprint. Making the move to a cloud-based ERP means heading towards a paperless office and reducing your electricity consumption.

Are you ready to make the move to a cloud ERP? There are many viable reasons to make the move to the cloud. If you are interested in talking through the advantages of moving to a cloud-based financial management system please contact us to find out more.