The latest software buyer’s guide from TEC provides advice to manufacturers considering a cloud-based ERP system, including a comprehensive overview of the pros and cons, as well as the technical and business factors to consider.

MONTREAL, QC, January 24, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — TEC is pleased to announce the publication of its latest software buyer’s guide, the TEC 2018 Cloud ERP Software Buyer’s Guide for Manufacturers. The guide provides guidance to manufacturers considering migrating to a cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) software system, including a look at the benefits and drawbacks, the latest technologies, and various options available on the market.

According to TEC’s research, while cloud computing is nothing new, it remains an unpopular ERP software option for many manufacturers. In the guide, TEC senior ERP research analyst Ted Rohm reviews a few reasons why this might be the case.

“Manufacturers aren’t overhauling their current ERP system just for the sake of switching to the cloud. The decision isn’t as simple for them because of the natural complexity and uniqueness of manufacturing processes, which applies even to smaller or more agile manufacturers. There are several technical and business factors they need to weigh into their decision, and they need to think about issues like data ownership and privacy. This guide answers many of the questions manufacturers have about the cloud, without a bias towards one option over another,” says Rohm.

The guide examines common concerns manufacturers have with the cloud such as data security, and how solution providers are addressing these concerns. It also compares the benefits manufacturers stand to gain from adopting a cloud ERP, and runs down the drawbacks of a cloud vs. on-premise solution–ultimately providing a comprehensive overview of the information manufacturers need to make their decision on whether or not to adopt a cloud ERP solution.

The TEC 2018 Cloud ERP Buyer’s Guide for Manufacturers also introduces the basics of cloud ERP technology, including a look at the different types of solutions available, a product comparison chart displaying the top cloud ERP software solutions, and a directory of vendor offerings.

The TEC 2018 Cloud ERP Buyer’s Guide for Manufacturers is now available online–and can be accessed for free.

For more information on TEC’s research and services, contact +1 514-954-3665, ext. 404, or contact us online.

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