When you need an effective combination of ease-of-use and streamlined operations for your business, you need SAP Business One ERP solution. But the foremost question that you need to be answered is which option to use for the deployment: keeping operations in-house, relying on SAP Partner to take care of hardware requirements of the purchased software or use Business One on Cloud?
SAP Business One offers both options for your convenience. But first-time users often face this dilemma. So, let us help you sort this predicament by weighing the benefits of both kinds of deployments.
Benefits of implementing SAP Business One on-premise
Deploying an ERP solution like SAP Business One on-premise often involves an investment of time, money and office space towards setting up and managing an internal server.
Integration with existing infrastructure
If you have an established business, chances are that you may already have an on-premise infrastructure in place. In that case, you can only migrate when the said infrastructure is up for renewal because Business One seamlessly integrates with your existing system. Nowadays, businesses use multiple systems along with ERP such as CRM, Point Of Sale (POS), e-commerce and marketplace websites for online retail and so on. Linking these applications with SAP B1 can be done easily when you have an on-premise deployment.
SAP Business One’s on-premise model provides unlimited customization options. If you have a really unique business scenario for which the ERP needs to be customized a lot then, it is advised to deploy the solution on-premise.
If you don’t wish to sync your critical business data such as product pricing, period and volume discounts, supplier information, and most important of all customer and their order details to any third-party system, you’ll need to deploy SAP Business One on-premise.
Benefits of deploying SAP Business One on Cloud
One of the biggest objectives of businesses is to achieve quick return on investments (ROI). Deploying ERP is a big investment for any business. So, if you are looking for an ERP that runs rapidly with minimum disruption in your business, SAP Business One on Cloud is the way to go.
Automatic software updates
SAP Business One On-Demand comes with standard customizations, keeping the core ERP features as it is for all customer requirements. Therefore, software patch and version updates to the instance is quite easy. Hence, Cloud deployment can be easily upgradable than an on-premise solution.
SAP Business One’s Cloud deployment works perfectly for businesses that don’t want to make a massive one-time investment in ERP. You can just choose to pay a fixed monthly fee for software and users.
SAP Business One takes extra care to protect your critical data. Data is protected in secure data centers with an array of physical and network safeguards. Although most organizations are doubtful about using Cloud solutions because of data security issues, the data security for Cloud solutions is actually pretty good.