June 13, 2024

The Critical Role of Cloud ERP in Remote Work Environments

SAP Business One

Blog > The Critical Role of Cloud ERP in Remote Work Environments

V33 SAP Solutions Blog - Cloud ERP for Remote Work - Header

U.S. News and World Report calls remote work “one of the lasting legacies of the COVID-19 pandemic.” 

While some workers have returned to offices part- or full-time, remote work is here to stay. 

Although some industries, like manufacturing, require an on-site presence, many others allow hybrid or fully remote employment. 

Why? Businesses save money on rent and other overhead expenses, and employees have flexibility in where they live and a better work-life balance. 

Perhaps most importantly, remote employees can do their jobs effectively, collaborate with their coworkers, and stay productive—with the right technology. 

Enter cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. 

No one could have predicted the global lockdowns and ensuing uncertainty of a few years ago. While many businesses scrambled to continue operations, those already running cloud ERP had a significant advantage and critical lifeline. 

Today, business leaders strategically adopt cloud ERP solutions to ensure their companies are resilient and can drive profitable growth while navigating disruption. 

What Is Cloud ERP? 

In the past, ERP solutions were a significant undertaking and investment. However, advances in cloud ERP solutions mean there are more options than ever that reduce risk, timelines, and cost. 

The cloud is no longer a trend—it’s the best way to future-proof your business by eliminating hardware costs and providing iron-clad security and a complete suite of managed services. 

Cloud ERP unites accounting and finance, inventory, customer relationship management (CRM), purchasing, reporting, supply chain management, eCommerce, and more on one robust, easy-to-use platform. Most cloud ERP solutions are modular, so you have the flexibility to enjoy the functionality you need now and scale your solution as needed. 

Information at Your Fingertips 

One of cloud ERP’s key benefits is providing anytime, anywhere access to data and applications from anywhere with an internet connection. 

Cloud ERP solutions empower remote workers to stay productive and collaborate with their peers from anywhere, ensuring smooth operations. 

Peace of Mind 

Data is the lifeblood of companies, and cloud ERP safeguards it. 

Cloud ERP’s multi-tier, highly secure architecture includes 24/7 system health and security monitoring, daily backups and machine images, multi-factor authentication, and advanced encryption. 

And employers and their remote workforces needn’t worry about security—it’s handled by the cloud ERP vendor.

Enhanced Productivity 

With cloud ERP, remote workers don’t waste time and energy on manual processes and repetitive data entry. 

Automation is a significant cloud ERP benefit. Here are some business areas remote employees can automate: 

  • Budgeting and financial forecasting 
  • Expense tracking 
  • Approval processes 
  • Invoicing 
  • Payments 
  • Reporting 
  • Inbound and outbound delivery management 

Learn More

Technological advancements will continue to drive remote work, which is good news for employers, as companies can access a global talent pool, leading to increased diversity in the workforce. 

And as remote work continues, cloud ERP solutions will play a critical role in achieving cost savings and operational flexibility. 

When it’s time to find the right cloud ERP solution, look no further than SAP. 

As a technology pioneer, SAP has designed some of the most robust cloud ERP solutions available. Whether it’s SAP Business One, SAP Business ByDesign, or SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition, an SAP solution will drive positive change for your company. 

And when it’s time to find the right partner to help you get the most out of cloud ERP, look no further than Vision33

Vision33 is synonymous with excellence in SAP cloud ERP solutions. With over two decades of experience, unparalleled expertise, a proven approach, multiple awards and accolades from SAP, and the world’s largest team of certified consultants, we’re the partner you need.  

Read our eBook, The Cloud for Secure, Everywhere Access

Then, drop us a line to chat about your company’s future with SAP cloud ERP and Vision33. 

Get the eBook

Talk to One of the World’s Largest and Most Experienced SAP Partners

For over 30 years, Vision33 has been helping organizations outperform their competition and lead their industries with successful technology investments. We’re a multi-award-winning SAP partner with formal partnerships to resell, implement, and support leading cloud ERP solutions, including SAP Business One, SAP Business ByDesign, and SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition.

We’d love to discuss your business’s challenges and how you can overcome them with an SAP cloud ERP solution. Drop us a line to connect with a certified consultant.