Hybrid Cloud Systems are Taking Over E-commerce
The race to keep up with customer demands and competitors is a constant cycle for e-commerce businesses. Organizations with traditional ERP systems face limitations anywhere from inaccurate data, less flexibility for customizations, and poor performance. These limitations often lead to a loss of revenue from bad customer experiences from outdated systems.
Cloud ERP systems have taken over where traditional ERP’s lacked, keeping your organization potential growth in mind while building a system that is unique to your needs. The shift towards the cloud has seen rapid growth as companies continue to see scalability and enhanced features. A study from Gartner stated that 47% of businesses plan to move their on-premise ERP systems to the cloud within five years.
So what exactly is a hybrid cloud management system?
A hybrid cloud management system is the bridge that connects your legacy systems to services of third-party systems, creating a powerful hybrid model that has the security of a private cloud with the freedom of a public cloud system with third-party vendors.
The merging of these two systems creates a cost-effective solution for e-commerce operations by viewing all environments in a single window.
Here are some of the reasons a growing number of businesses are switching to the hybrid cloud system:
Lower Costs and Faster Implementation
Traditional ERPs on average are higher in cost for hardware, maintenance, and other fees that come associated with having a traditional in-house installation. The amount spent on an in-house IT department can be a hefty price along with the cost of upgrades and licenses to secure your business. By switching to a hybrid cloud system, you can eliminate the need for an IT department and speed up the implementation process with fewer investments.
Easy Customizations and Flexibility
Online cloud systems provide frequent updates without having to design from the ground up which is a common pain in traditional ERP systems. When building customizations in a cloud environment there is more flexibility to handle multiple processes without having to migrate data from different servers. Most modern cloud systems can monitor customizations and provide other key business services like optimizing your store’s site, customer relationship management, and more.
Access Your Store Anywhere in Real-time
Having access beyond your internal servers is one of the main driving forces behind companies leaving behind traditional on-premise systems, you don’t have to use just your company’s servers anymore. In a hybrid cloud environment, you can access real-time data on any device at any time on a secure network. Viewing your entire store in one window eliminates common mistakes many e-commerce stores make, from overselling your inventory to outdated product descriptions.
As mentioned earlier, creating customizations for traditional ERP systems take significantly longer to build on top of the existing core. With a hybrid cloud system, you’ll have the option to select plugins and modules that are better suited for your store’s unique needs. An ERP system that’s fully integrated strengthens business processes to meet growing customer demands.
See How Your Store can benefit from a cloud system
Switching to a hybrid cloud system has proven to be an advantage for many businesses today by providing a cost-effective solution that can be molded for any industry. Learn how SalesWarp’s hybrid cloud system can transform your store by scheduling a demo today.