Executive Briefings

WMS in the Cloud: Is it Ready for Prime Time

Cloud computing is nothing new. Most of us already use cloud-based consumer applications every day: Facebook, Flickr, etc. Many of us already use "front office" business applications deployed through the Cloud: CRM, HR, Accounting. Some of us are even beginning to use the Cloud to access Supply Chain Execution software like WMS, TMS, and LMS. But is the Cloud ready for robust WMS deployments? When does it make sense to deploy in the Cloud versus the traditional On-Premise model?

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Cloud computing is nothing new. Most of us already use cloud-based consumer applications every day: Facebook, Flickr, etc. Many of us already use "front office" business applications deployed through the Cloud: CRM, HR, Accounting. Some of us are even beginning to use the Cloud to access Supply Chain Execution software like WMS, TMS, and LMS. But is the Cloud ready for robust WMS deployments? When does it make sense to deploy in the Cloud versus the traditional On-Premise model?

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