Ponderosa Cloud-based Implementation
If you’re considering an ERP system for your business, chances are you’re being bombarded with choices. As you consider your options, one of the most important decisions you’ll need to make is whether to select a cloud-based ERP solution or one that’s installed locally.
The basic difference between on-site ERP and cloud ERP is clear: on-site ERP solutions are installed locally on your company’s business network servers and then managed by your IT staff while cloud ERP is provided as a service. With this type of deployment, we centrally manage your ERP software and its associated data (in the Internet “cloud”) and your team accesses the solution using a web browser.
Your ‘On-demand’ ERP Solution
Ponderosa’s Cloud-based implementation provides anytime, anywhere ERP software access via any Internet-connected browser. All of your employees can see accurate information on laptops, smartphones, and tablet devices while they travel or telecommute – all without extra setup fees or ongoing costs.
In addition, the cloud computing model helps keep costs under control. Rather than invest in additional information technology (IT) infrastructure, servers, application programs and operation systems, Ponderosa’s cloud implementation lets you run your business on one or more remote, virtual servers.
In addition to reducing your upfront investment in IT equipment, the Ponderosa cloud-based implementation offers an excellent disaster recovery and availability solution. With data safely stored in secure data centers instead of a server room, losing power due to a thunderstorm or a cut power line is no big deal as cloud providers have backups and redundancies in place. You get significant savings, better IT services and a higher level of reliability and availability.
Meet New Business Requirements with Minimal Time, Effort and Cost
The Ponderosa cloud-based solution is a complete and adaptable on-demand business offering designed specifically for midsize building material and millwork companies that want to grow profitably and it’s adaptable, so you can meet new business requirements with minimal time, effort, and cost. What’s more, we’ll manage your software for you, so you can be confident about a successful deployment and predictable operation, with minimal total cost of ownership.
A New Way of Doing Business
Cloud computing offers certain advantages over conventional software delivery, including:
The traditional, on-premise Ponderosa ERP system usually requires a larger upfront investment to purchase and manage the software and the related hardware, servers, and facilities necessary to run it. Even more importantly, on-premise systems can require that your IT team spend a significant amount of their time and budget ensuring your system is up-and-running when you need it, including maintenance of hardware, server rooms and more.
Initial costs for the Ponderosa cloud-based implementation are typically lower because you simply implement the software to your requirements and then access it through your computer’s Internet connection. We host and maintain the IT infrastructure for you, ensuring that the system is always running, that the data is secure, and that product enhancements are rolled out painlessly without breaking your previously implemented customizations.
Cloud computing is “always on,” making it easy to grow your business and support remote workers and locations, or support a highly mobile sales or service team, because people can access the cloud any time, day or night, from any browser, desktop or mobile device around the globe, 24×7.
The Ponderosa cloud-based architecture is designed from the ground up for maximum network performance, which can mean excellent application availability. In addition, this solution offers optimized performance that can adapt to your needs. We can easily adjust and dynamically provision additional resources to handle the surge. We offer top-notch security features, industry standard data security certifications such as compliance with leading industry standards, and other rigorous security, disaster recovery, and back-up procedures. We guarantee greater than 99.8% availability for its customers, and provide data security such as PCI DSS compliance.
As new product updates and enhancements are developed, your Ponderosa cloud-based software is continually upgraded so you can be sure you’re always using the latest, most advanced version of the software. You can rest assured that your previously implemented customizations and integrations automatically carry forward when the solution is updated without additional investment. And the Ponderosa cloud-based implementation is easy to scale, giving you the flexibility to add more users as your business grows.
Since the Ponderosa cloud-based software requires no additional hardware, you don’t have to spend time procuring and installing your IT infrastructure. With Ponderosa, you can easily roll out the software across multiple regions, subsidiaries, and divisions, avoiding the cost associated with those rollouts. In fact, a cloud-based deployment usually takes 3-6 months compared to the 6-9 months that it typically takes to implement an on-premise solution.