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Web Based ERP Software - Advantages and Disadvantages

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					?Web based ERP is definitely a controversial subject because it has its advantages and
disadvantages. Some argue that it doesnt provide all the benefits and functionality of
ERP software, which might be true to some point. Nevertheless, it seems like a great
option for small and midsized companies which don't have the necessary resources to
invest in ERP software. Web based ERP clearly provides benefits for a business and
it's up to the business owner to decide if they are sufficient for the activities he or she
is conducting.

ERP was initially used only in the manufacturing sector, but it then developed and
started being implemented in companies of all types because the benefits of
automating and integrating various business processes and the activity of different
functional departments became clear for almost everybody. All the company's
departments are able to access databases in real time and this leads to important
savings in what concerns money and time.

The greatest advantage of web based ERP consists of the fact that it can be accessed
remotely from basically anywhere in the world where there is internet connection and
a browser. Access can be ensured with or without a password and communication is
fast and efficient. A manager or any other employee found outside of the business
premises can easily exchange data with any of the company's departments. This is
highly beneficial for sales person who usually work outside of the office. Quick
communication with the company enables them to serve the customer faster and more
efficient and it also simplifies their work a lot. Customers' complaints and requests, as
well as orders, are managed easier and the company's responsiveness is increased.
Managers will also be able to control their business and to take decisions in what
concerns resource allocation or other important aspects from wherever they are.

Another significant advantage that web based ERP has is the fact that it requires no
implementation at all and this significantly cuts down the costs. This is very important
especially for small companies which would like to benefit of an ERP system but can't
afford the implementation. There is no software and no hardware needed and the risk
of failing in the implementation process is eliminated. There is no point in worrying
about maintenance and up gradation when using web based ERP and eventual
customization that you might want to do does not interfere with your business
processes. It is also advantageous in what concerns training the employees for using it,
because this is far simpler than if you were using ERP software.

Read about Web Based ERP software. Also know about ERP Software Selection.
Read information about ERP Vendor Selection.

				
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