When it comes to software solutions for business, there are several options available, including on-premises software or cloud-based systems. There are advantages to both, but here are several reasons why many businesses prefer on-premises software systems to off-site storage.
• On-premises systems keep all of your data on current and passed projects, and more, close by. This way, you never have to worry about information being lost, hacked into, or leaked. Since you are personally in control of your data, it is safer than if it were stored on the cloud. For this reason, on-premises systems are particularly preferred for companies that handle sensitive information, including financial information for large or long-term clients.
• Since your system is located right inside your business, you know it is physically secure. You are able to place it under stricter security and ensure that the only people able to access it are those who are authorized, and who can be trusted to keep the information private and safe.
• While on-premises systems can be slightly more expensive, up front, their reliability and added security features make them worth it for many business owners in the long run. Also, once purchased, the systems typically do not need to be renewed like cloud systems do, making them quite affordable in the long run.
• Make sure you do have a reliable, highly trained IT staff on hand to run your ERP system. Without a capable team, your in-house system will be of little use to you. On the bright side, though, many companies that sell on-premises systems also provide training for IT staffs, so that they can learn how to better use and repair software systems.