ERP Deployment: Choice is the New Cloud
No single ERP deployment method is right for every manufacturer. Your business may have strategies and needs that are not well matched to a traditional on-premises deployment or a strictly defined software-as-a-service (SaaS) deployment. The right answer often lies between these two options. The best answer is having a broad choice of deployment options and being able to pick the solution that is best for your business.
For context, here are high-level definitions of the major deployment options:
- On-premises: Perpetually licensed, traditional software, deployed on the native hardware and network of the business.
- Hosted: Perpetually licensed, traditional software, deployed in a third-party datacenter
- Managed Cloud: Traditional software licensed on a subscription basis, deployed in a virtual environment in a datacenter, with managed services
- SaaS: Software, which is licensed to multiple tenants on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted and managed by the SaaS provider.