Advancement of new digital technologies and the capacity of tools that are managed directly from the web make migrating ERP systems to the cloud viable. This decision allows to obtain competitive advantage, better results, save costs and optimize processes.
However, it is important to be aware of both the advantages and the disadvantages of, moving your business engine to the cloud and what care should be taken to implement it.
It is essential to make a prior analysis of the actions to be taken for migration to the cloud. To do this, the company must look at aspects such as the time the transfer will take, the benefits and solutions offered and the needs that the move of the ERP system to the cloud will address.
On the other hand, there are different cloud migration strategies that are chosen according to the characteristics of the ERP system. Depending on the company’s needs, a strategy is chosen to address the company’s demands and offer a viable alternative for the optimization and development of its processes at a lower cost.
Objectives and strategies to move an ERP to the cloud
By establishing a series of objectives that could be achieved by moving the business engine to the cloud it is possible to propose strategies in which investment costs, system users, performance, server characteristics, etc. are evaluated. For this to happen it is necessary to know the available infrastructure, the system specifications, the database characteristics, the scalability possibilities, and the way in which the migration will be carried out.
Some of the most common strategies to migrate to the cloud are Re-host (Lift-and-shift), Re-platform (Lift-tinker-and-shift) or Re-factor/Re-architect (Cloud-native). Each one poses a simpler of more complex solution in the way the ERP system will be moved to the cloud and the modifications that will take place.
Time of transformation
It is necessary to define the appropriate time to execute the migration to the cloud, since it is important that users adapt quickly to the changes through training. At the same time, it is necessary that the elementary processes of the company can be maintained and improved with the collaboration between the service provider, the cloud and the IT team of the company to ensure the continuity of the system from the cloud.
Moving ERP systems to the cloud can be complex, therefore any error can result in significant losses for the business. However, if the above aspects are considered and a correct roadmap for the migration is established, benefits such as flexibility to access information, using the platform form anywhere, automatic system updates, and maintenance costs savings can be obtained.
It is also important to ensure that the service provider complies with all legal requirements for handling personal data. NetSuite ERP, for example, is one of the most recognized providers that offers its customers guarantees to migrate to the cloud securely and obtain greater operational efficiency and business growth.
At Fusionworks we can help you with its implementation in your company. Contact us!