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.


Dixons Carphone introduces cloud-based profitability testing

Nov 26, 2014 Rene Millman

Retail firm looks to improve revenues with the help of cloud

NetSuite unveils cloud-based payroll service

Oct 10, 2014 Rene Millman

Payroll SaaS will integrate with NetSuite’s ERP

Infor snaps up Saleslogix in attempt to take on Salesforce

Aug 15, 2014 Rene Millman

Aims to invest in product to rival CRM giants

NetSuite facing legal action over "broken" ERP promises

Jul 9, 2014 Alex Hamilton

NetSuite accused of misleading textiles company, court case claims

Cloud-based artificial insemination helps cattle farmers reap rewards

Jul 4, 2014 Rene Millman

Cloud-based cow breeding service boosts number of calves and farmer's profits


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?

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

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?

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

Loyalty or lock in? Cloud and the impact on customer relationships

Oct 23, 2011 Sue Tabbitt

One man's lock-in is another man's watertight support contract. How far does cloud help customer relations?

Case Studies

Cloud ERP systems improves traceability

Nov 21, 2013 Rene Millman

Noble Foods puts its eggs in cloud basket

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