The Cloud is transforming warehouse management as we know it. Warehouses all across the country are moving to Cloud-based software in an effort to increase their efficiency and gain better control over their warehouse operation. Everyone from managers to warehouse floor workers to executives are using mobile devices armed with Cloud technology to pull reports, view product locations, and automate warehouse tasks on a daily basis. Productivity levels are rising, efficiency is increasing, and profitability is on the upswing thanks to the Cloud.
Even with all of the aforementioned benefits, some companies are still hesitant to move to the Cloud due to a number of reasons. Many worry about the safety of their business data in Cloud-based systems. Others worry that their past equipment purchases will go to waste or that the Cloud is too costly to maintain in the long run. Whatever the reason, not moving to the Cloud could cost your business more than you’re willing to pay. Recent research has shown that manufacturers who invest in Cloud technology are leading the competition now and have greater staying power for the future.
If your business is still on the fence about the Cloud, we’re here to help. We’ve created a list of the top benefits our clients are experiencing after moving to the Cloud. Keep the following in mind as you weigh the pros and cons of moving your warehouse to the Cloud:[gearlist]
- Scalability and Flexibility
One of the greatest features of Cloud technology is that you can use as much or as little as you need. If your data usage fluctuates according to business demand, Cloud-based warehouse management software could be a good solution for you. All of our Sage 100 mobile warehouse products, such as Scanco Warehouse and Scanco Sales, are designed to scale with your company’s growth so you have the flexibility you need to continue growing and succeeding.
- Decreased Costs (if you do it right)
There’s a lot less maintenance when you’re in the Cloud and that – in turn – leads to decreased costs. With Cloud-based warehouse management software, you don’t have to pay for the hardware, IT support, or other costs necessary to maintain your on premise solutions. You can use the equipment you already have, including smartphones, tablets, and PCs.
- Easy Access
The Cloud is hosted on the Internet, meaning you and your employees have instant access to your business applications and data anytime from anywhere there is an Internet connection.
- Quick Installation and Rapid ROI
Forgot the long installation and implementation times of warehouse management systems of the past. With Cloud-based software, you can have your system up and running in no time. This allows you to quickly take advantage of the software’s features and achieve a rapid return on investment (ROI).
- Automatic Updates
With Cloud-based warehouse management software, you don’t have to worry about updating your system because it updates automatically. You can work in peace knowing you are always operating on the most current version of the software.
Over the past year, we’ve released a wave of new products designed to help manufacturers and distributors take advantage of Cloud technology and the unique benefits it has to offer. If your company is currently using Sage 100 ERP (formerly Sage MAS 90 / Sage MAS 200) to manage your warehouse operation, our newest products would be perfect for you. Give us a call today to learn how our Sage 100 mobile warehouse applications can help you make the transition to the Cloud a smooth and effortless one.
Has your company moved any of its business software to the Cloud? If so, how has it impacted your business? If not, what are you reservations about moving to the Cloud?