Netsuite ERP Software For Small Manufacturers
Are you on cloud?
Cloud…Ok…Is it going to rain? At the very mention of cloud, the first thing that strikes you is the word "iffy"… will it rain…and did the weatherman get it right? But when conversation turns to cloud services, the impression one gets is of reliability and professionalism.
A few years ago, I had a conversation with a small manufacturer at a business convention which I would like to mention here. Since I was representing a business concern that provided Netsuite Cloud consulting services to SMB and SME's it was not long before I popped the cloud question – "Are you running your business on cloud?" The businessman looked horrified. The mere thought of running his business on a cloud platform gave him the jitters. For a moment he was nonplussed. Shaking his head he said, "No, I don't trust cloud services." Not wanting to offend me, he proceeded to elaborate, "You see, my client data is very precious to me. So I have to use technology that is reliable." He was very proud of his state of the art IT infrastructure even though it probably was blowing a big hole in his budget.
When I pointed out to him that most of his mobile apps were running on a cloud application, he looked at me in disbelief. His employees were also using mobile apps in a big way. He grudgingly agreed that there were no reliability issues. In a short span of five minutes, I was able to convince him on the need of moving his business to cloud. I am happy to say that he is now a Netsuite ERP customer.
Benefits of Netsuite ERP Software
Between then and now, a lot has changed. Businesses are more open to emerging new technologies today. This is the era of lean organizations. There is a growing trend to outsource non core activities to third parties and concentrate on core activities. Traditionally, ERP used to be server based, single tenant, hardware based platforms that required upfront investment and regular maintenance. However, with cloud bursting on the scene, businesses are transforming their ERP initiatives to cloud and benefiting hugely.