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Architecting the Industrial Internet by Carla Romano, Robert Stackowiak, Shyam Nath

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Considerations for SaaS cloud versus on-premises

Considering the following points for implementing the ERP on SaaS cloud versus on-premise:

  • Billing: With on-premises ERP, you buy the software license and pay for ongoing support. SaaS providers follow a subscription, usually monthly or yearly, or the pricing is based on usage factors such as transaction count, the amount of data, number of users, or other factors.
  • Costs: Traditional ERP systems entail significant costs upfront. Infrastructure, hardware, software, implementation time, and costs are needed, and personnel with specialized skills may need to be hired. IT staff and end users will need training in the new system.

Once the system is implemented, the IT staff will still need to ...

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