But, what data do I use?
Many people believe you plan today by using improved, current up-to-the minute information, by having better control of your operation and by better leveraging your current assets and resources. With complete real-time information at your fingertips, you have the power to better control operations and plan for new growing revenues.
Cloud computing is a great choice!
This brings me to Cloud computing and SaaS. Until recently, small-to-mid-sized companies had very few options available to them that would provide the information and controls needed to run their businesses, without the high costs and complexities associated with comprehensive enterprise-wide business software. Today however, companies have choices that include SaaS as well as traditional software deployed on a Cloud computing service.
Having this choice, means that even the smaller companies can take advantage of big ERP capabilities without the initial costs associated with the pricier on-premise systems. With it comes better control and real-time information that is sorely needed to successfully plan for and take advantage of a growing marketplace.
Today, applications can use the power of the Cloud to deliver role-specific dashboards and customizable reports in real-time. And because they can be access from anywhere, by more people, they are providing the up-to-the-minute information needed for better control of operations, and for leveraging current assets and resources, all requirements for today’s planning. The bottom line is Cloud computing and SaaS can help companies plan for the turned-around economy.