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Grow your business with cloud ERP software that offers real-time data access

Explore how powerful cloud ERP software could help you streamline your business processes and boost your profit margin.

What is cloud ERP software?

Cloud-based ERP software refers to enterprise resource planning tools and applications that users access through the internet. Unlike with desktop ERP, you can manage every area of your operations from anywhere.

How does a cloud ERP system differ from on-premise software?

On-premise ERP software, rather than storing data in the cloud, stores information within a company’s internal server infrastructure. While this type of ERP system provides companies with more custom options, it tends to be more expensive than cloud-based ERP systems. It also needs to be updated and serviced to stay current, in addition to taking longer to implement.

New and medium businesses without clear business procedures and sophisticated IT infrastructures are likely to find on-premise ERP software cumbersome, complicated, and expensive

The only real advantage of on-premise ERP software is that it can be customised, which may provide greater ROI for larger businesses with complex needs.

Advantages of cloud ERP

With an online ERP system, you can easily access real-time insights, so you'll always have the latest information about your business operations. ERP in-cloud solutions are also typically cheaper to adopt and implement than on-site ERP systems. It’s no wonder that cloud-based ERP software is the preferred choice for many business builders. 

The advantages of online business management software include:

Reduced hardware maintenance and energy costs

Support for collaborating on business-critical information in real-time

Less time spent on upgrades and backups

Options for creating additional users quickly and easily

Access to the latest cloud tools and technologies

Use cloud ERP to collaborate and run your business more effectively

Collaborate with different teams in different locations

Create efficient processes across teams, offices and geographical locations using a shared database that supports the way your business works.

See what's happening in every area of your business

Unparalleled insight into all areas of the business, including inventory and order management, human resources and customer relationship management (CRM). Harness the cloud to bring together real-time information on the company’s inventory and financials for faster, more informed decision-making.

Make better decisions using real-time data

Adopt a faster, simpler and more flexible business management solution. You can expect to increase productivity, save money on overheads and find more customers.

Explore cloud-based ERP solutions from Sage

Sage Business Cloud

Intacct

An award-winning cloud financial management platform that enables organisations to do more and do it better. Customers of all sizes and industry rely on Sage Intacct's award-winning best-in-class cloud financial management platform to deliver efficiencies and insights across their organisations.

  • Automate complex financial processes and multi-dimensional data analysis
  • Automated workflows, smart revenue recognition, and seamless data flows that streamline the revenue cycle across your organisation
  • Multiple entities, currencies, geographies–consolidate it all in minutes
  • Core financial dashboards and reporting software that turns data into insight
  • Access over 200 specialised software providers to deliver the most powerful solution to your organisation
  • Open APIs that make interacting with data not only possible but relatively simple
Sage Business Cloud

Sage X3

Provides faster, more intuitive and tailored business management solutions than conventional ERP for organisations looking to thrive and retain their competitive advantage by increasing their agility and embracing change at speed.

  • A single solution for your managing core business processes including inventory, sales, customer service, finances, and more
  • Collaborate across divisions, countries, multiple sites, languages and legislations
  • Manage financial operations with general ledger, cost accounting, and budgeting
  • Control procurement, cash flow and business purchases
  • Get a complete view of your customers across sales, marketing, customer service and support
  • Ideal for manufacturing, wholesale distribution, and service processes

Sage 300 Solutions

An end to end business management solution with powerful set of business tools to grow and scale your operation, and deployment options suited to your business needs.

  • Highly customisable solutions to suit any organisational needs
  • A low total cost of ownership, regardless of complexity, scale or deployment requirements
  • Optimised management of multiple local, regional and international operations
  • Strong automation capability for financial management and business operations
  • Intuitive interfaces and quick start guides, ensuring user adoption and productivity from day one
  • Robust reporting and analytics to improve visibility and make better decisions

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