There is a debate as the whether ERP as SaaS actually costs more in the long run than keeping it in-house. The picture is complicated, depending on how big you are and how long you want the service for, but some say that even if it does cost more, the benefits can make it worth it. When it comes to integrating your financial and accounting systems, CRM, inventory, manufacturing and sales - providing flow between those functions – to have real-time information available on any device in any location gets a lot of companies’ votes.


  1. Netsuite focuses on mobile as it launches Android app and readies Apple Watch and Windows 10 versions

    May 6, 2015 Maggie Holland

    Decision makers can now truly run their business from anywhere, according to Netsuite

  2. Thomas Cook deploys workforce management to cloud

    Apr 28, 2015 Clare Hopping

    The travel agent migrated NICE Systems' Workforce Management Solution, which it had been using on-premise for nine years

  3. Dixons Carphone introduces cloud-based profitability testing

    Nov 26, 2014 Rene Millman

    Retail firm looks to improve revenues with the help of cloud

  4. NetSuite unveils cloud-based payroll service

    Oct 10, 2014 Rene Millman

    Payroll SaaS will integrate with NetSuite’s ERP

  5. Infor snaps up Saleslogix in attempt to take on Salesforce

    Aug 15, 2014 Rene Millman

    Aims to invest in product to rival CRM giants


  1. ERP in the cloud explained

    Jun 2, 2015 Maxwell Cooter

    What role will the cloud play in ERP implementations both now and in the future? Max Cooter takes a look...

  2. Why doesn’t cloud ERP just work?

    Jun 13, 2014 Adrian Bridgwater

    There are signs that the take-up of cloud-based ERP is already waning, so how should CIOs proceed?

  3. Best business apps to download in 2013

    Jun 10, 2013

    We all download apps now. Every month, we're going to be publishing a list of the best business apps

  4. Flexible working a no-no without a switch to cloud computing

    Aug 6, 2012 Rachel Fielding

    There's more to flexible working than letting people stay at home for a few days, how should organisations adapt to change?

  5. ERP systems; a technology being refashioned by cloud computing

    May 28, 2012 Lesley Meall

    The onset of ERP systems has completely changed the way organisations work but cloud is set to drive yet another change

Case Studies

  1. Cloud ERP systems improves traceability

    Nov 21, 2013 Rene Millman

    Noble Foods puts its eggs in cloud basket

  2. YouGov makes NetSuite its choice for ERP implementation

    Jun 18, 2012 Miya Knights

    Polling organisation YouGov has plumped for NetSuite when it made the decision to use the cloud for its ERP system