1What is a “True-Cloud” ERP?
Modern ERP systems such as Acumatica are deemed “true-cloud” as they comply with certain benchmark standards including:
Run on any device with any web-browser.
Zero footprint – nothing must be installed on the device.
Must be able to run natively on cloud platforms such as MS Azure and Amazon Web Services.
Must operate optimally even on poor connections.
It must be able to scale horizontally, which means there is a nearly linear increase of the application throughput in terms of number of users, number of tenants and number of transactions by adding more computing power.
It must offer complete security including transmission and database encryption as well as modern user security policies.
It must be able to run in multi-tenant mode; i.e. one program installation can run many separate instances each configured separately.
2What is a “Post-Modern” Cloud-ERP and why is it important ?
After the current batch of modern ERP systems were the market leaders in the early 2000’s, a paradigm shift called “the cloud” took place.
Contrary to popular opinion, the cloud does not mean hosted software, but rather refers to a new ecosystem of connected devices, people, software and machines underpinned by AI and iOT.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is in full swing and is benefitting humanity through massive increases in automation and efficiency.
To fully embrace this technology driven economic shift you require business software built for this change.
3Why should I take Digital Migration and the 4th Industrial Revolution seriously ?
The movement to modern, integrated systems that merge the technologies of Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning,
Digitisation, Virtual and Augmented Reality and the Internet of Things is commonly referred to as the keys to the next evolution in our Industrialisation.
To benefit from the efficiencies of such technologies, the deployment of post-modern Business Software or ERP systems is essential.
Failure to address this issue properly by all organisations, be they commercial, non-profit, NGO or government agencies will lead to them being disconnected and un-competitive.