Six Reasons Why Manufacturers Remain Reluctant to Let the Cloud Into Their Businesses
By: TEC August 22, 2014
There is no shortage of software-as-a-service (SaaS)–based manufacturing enterprise resource planning software offerings nowadays, for almost any vertical manufacturing market segment. But while cloud and hosted solutions are routine for many types of business software across various industries, manufacturing businesses still express a lot of skepticism, uncertainty and concern about the applicability of cloud software to their business.
Despite the rush for the cloud with other types of business software, such as customer relationship management, human resources management and project and process management, there are valid reasons for manufacturing companies to avoid off-premise ERP systems. Some of these issues are to do with the nature of SaaS-based software products, and others are specific to the manufacturing industry.
There are six major issues over which manufacturers hesitate to move to the cloud.