Do you believe in ERP myths? You might not think so, but if you believe your only options for ERP solutions are a conventional on-premises solution or a cloud-based ERP, you’re subscribing to a big ERP myth. While these two might be the more prominent options, a third option is steadily emerging: the hybrid.

With a hybrid solution, you get the best of both worlds, with the ability to tap into cloud-based software to supplement an on-premises solution.

Why Hybrid Cloud Solutions

Companies in complex industries are among those adopting hybrid cloud solutions. According to Sage and Forrester Consulting, 68 percent of midmarket companies are migrating existing solutions to the cloud. Financial systems tend to be kept on-premises or partially in the cloud.

Why? Reducing costs appears to be the driver for many companies, as well as retaining tight control over their data. For example, two-thirds of the companies participating in the Forrester study believe that an on-premises or hybrid cloud model offers the best solution to contain costs.

Cost Control With Better Functionality

If you’re still looking for a good example of hybrid functionality, consider Sage’s recent release of Sage Production Management for Sage 100 and Sage 100cloud. This manufacturing module enhances the current Sage 100 ERP for make-to-order manufacturers

More than 60 new features are included, making Sage Production Management among the most exciting manufacturing ERP solutions to enter the market. Features include:

  • Real-time updates of inventory transactions and quantity on hand: As materials are issued, the system automatically feeds data through the cloud so the entire system is updated. This creates an accurate inventory count.
  • Extensions: Sage Production Management enables you to add extensions to build out the system to meet your needs. Added extensions enable material requirements planning, make to order, enhanced scheduling, advanced product configuration, and more.
  • Fully customizable: If you need a feature not readily available within the software itself, Sage Production Management can be customized. Built on Sage’s Business Object framework architecture, Sage Production Management makes it easy to tailor to your business requirements.

With a hybrid ERP solution such as Sage Production Management and Sage 100 or Sage 100cloud, your business has access to cloud-based solutions that can be combined with on-premises solutions for manufacturing and financials. The hybrid approach is also more flexible, allowing for loose coupling among modules that may be located in different places. And finally, hybrid solutions have an attractive intermediate price point.

Find the Perfect ERP Solution With ASI

Hybrid ERP solutions combine the core capabilities of on-premises ERP systems with key capabilities housed in the clouds. So, if you’re looking to have your ERP be a decent mix of head in the clouds and feet on the ground, it’s time to talk to the experts in both cloud and on-premises ERP solutions: Accounting Systems, Inc.

ASI boasts many years of ERP experience, along with deep partnerships with both Acumatica and Sage, and can help you find exactly what you need. We’ll work with you to identify your most critical requirements and tailor an ERP solution—whether it’s on-premises, cloud, or hybrid—that meets both your needs and your budget. Talk to one of our experts now to get started.