Why Choosing a Cloud ERP ?

June 07, 2022
21 minute(s)

Managing a company’s activity through ERP software has become a necessity. It is a solution that allows you to manage and give accurate information from HR to sales, including purchases, sales and inventory, in order to make the best decisions. A solution that can be used by a large, medium or small company. There is a category of tools that can console managers: Cloud ERP.  

The benefits that Cloud ERP promises are continuously and simultaneously evolving with the new features offered by the Cloud, including agility, adaptability and flexibility.

Things to expect from implementing a cloud ERP

Nowadays, the ERP must provide a set of functionalities for the financial department with a cross-functional and real-time view of this information, on all accounting (general, subsidiary, analytical, etc.) and everything related to management control, taxation management and the regulatory restrictions that have appeared”, Philippe Laffont, Sales Manager at Cegid.  

An innovative, agile and flexible process  

Under the same database, find all your management process information that helps you smooth the economic and financial flow of your company and optimise them.
An ERP will help you save time as it is a genuine tool for your productivity thanks to its centralized database, easy to consult and the possibility of real-time updates. This solution allows you not to depend on a local server.
Information at the right time and at any time, which increases the scalability and availability, as well as the agility of the application.
Cloud ERP is an ideal solution for SMEs that want to rely on advanced technologies without making mistakes  

Powerful, Intelligent and Simple  

It is a major tool for digital transformation with the ability to integrate all the technologies offered by the cloud: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, data analysis, etc.
Cloud ERP is a software package that focuses on reducing complexity with user-friendly integration and guided configuration.
To get the most out of your ERP, it is preferable to go for SaaS solutions to eliminate any inconvenience related to installation and maintenance, which often require significant financial and technical resources.  

Solutions on the market

The cloud ERP solutions on the market are increasingly complex and are becoming harder to afford for medium-sized companies. It is not always easy for a small company to acquire an ERP system and to call on an external service to ensure the correct implementation and an appropriate return on investment.

Cegid XRP

A solution that works on data security, native integration, information system openness, development and sharing of external repositories, secure communication system with declarative portals via webservices to avoid re-entry tasks.
Cegid sells 3 ERP software packages with more than 430,000 users in 75 countries: XRP Ultimate, XRP Flex, XRP Sprint (Finance, GC/GA, Manufacturing). Cegid’s ERPs are recognised for their reliability and high level of security.


Microsoft Dynamics 365

With the Microsoft Dynamic 365 solution, you have a single, intelligent portfolio of business applications that enables companies to achieve operational excellence and create a more engaging customer experience. 


SAP S/4Hana

This is SAP’s successor, the German software company recognised as the European leader in the business applications market.
SAP S/4Hana 
is a flexible ERP, it can be deployed in a hybrid way on site and in the cloud.

Oracle Cloud

This American group is also a giant in the business software market. Its solutions are suitable for companies of all sizes and in all sectors.
Oracle Cloud is a complete tool that can handle accounting, finance also manage projects and resources.



A solution for companies with 1 to 300 employees. The advantage of this ERP also lies in its user-friendly and intuitive interface.


Developed in Python, Java Script and XML, this solution covers all the CRM and ERP needs of a company through an exhaustive list of applications with the ability to deploy a free version or an advanced paid version on site or in cloud. 


The implementation of an ERP is an important step for a company.  

Making the right choice of ERP software will positively impact the performance and productivity of your company. For this reason, the choice of an ERP must answer these 3 questions  

  • Connectivity: Is your ERP compatible with the rest of your information system?  
  • Flexibility: Is the solution flexible enough if your needs change?  
  • Compatibility: Is the solution you are choosing, right for the size of your company? 

Cloud ERP selection criteria 

Choosing a cloud ERP is not a random decision. Your software package must perfectly match your priorities. Start by analysing your company’s operations and identifying your strengths and weaknesses. Depending on your objectives, your needs and your organisation, you will have the answer to your questions and criteria of choice   

  • Functional and analytical capabilities
    A good ERP is the one that allows you to analyse and draw conclusions in a fast and efficient way. It is very important to be prepared for any risk.  
  • Operational efficiency with easy-to-use functionality
    The challenge of implementing a new management tool lies in the resistance to change but especially in the ease and simplicity of use for the users  
  • ERP on site or in cloud (SaaS)
    With an on-site ERP, the software will be installed locally on the servers. You will be responsible for hosting the data and the entire infrastructure. A deployment in the cloud, the ERP, in SaaS mode, and the data will be hosted remotely on the servers of your supplier
    Two types of ERP for a different use. In the age of collaborative work, cloud ERP, which can be accessible simply via a web browser, offers new opportunities for companies  
  • Variation in costs
    The cost of ERP software integration is extremely variable. Depending on the cost of deployment, the software license or its maintenance. However, the implementation of a cloud ERP promises a potential increase in production, productivity and improved sales. 

As in any industry, the cost of implementing new technology remains the key issue. What characterises Cloud ERP is its price. It is a solution that allows the provider to mutualise costs, especially hosting costs. For this reason, the provider is able to offer more competitive rates than those of the tools offered which are installed on site. This operation helps to better predict expenses, and therefore a good control of its budget.  

Do you want to implement an ERP system but still hesitating to choose a public, private or hybrid cloud ERP, or do you don’t know from where to start? Timsoft’s experts are here to help you be more agile and accessible to your data and to work in a more secure environment, our experts are here to deploy this solution.  

Contact us if you want to take advantage of ERP Cloud technology.