How to Decide on Cloud, Saas or On-Premise WMSThink long term about your business.
Whether you select Cloud, SaaS or an on-premise deployment model, no advanced WMS can provide all the features your business will require without significant implementation cost. A WMS must be configured to meet the specific needs of your operation. In addition, your warehouse must be setup to optimize WMS efficiency and your warehouse workforce will require training.
What are Your Primary Reasons for Considering a Cloud WMS?
- Lack of IT staff to handle
- Initial cost of capital investment in equipment
- Initial cost of software licenses
- Business fluctuates, seasonally or is in growth mode
Do You Need a WMS That Can Rapidly be Scaled Up or Down?
Can Cloud Work for Your Business?
- You control your technology investment
- Scale system readily to meet needs
- No need for infrastructure
- Vendor delivers software upgrades
- Potentially unlimited computing power
- Use software at multiple locations by many users
- Process large numbers of transactions simultaneously
- Unlimited by capacity of on-premise server(s)
- Vendor controls delivery of software via Internet
- Must have reliable Internet-always
The Basics of Datex Cloud WMS
- Good for medium-large businesses
- Works well for multi-location operations
- Top system uptime with reliable Internet
privatehosted or segregated server
- Includes advanced security
- Vendor manages and upgrades
- Customization available
- Standardized additional features available
- Major flexibility
- Higher data security, privacy & redundancy
What is SaaS WMS?
Is SaaS WMS a Good Option for Your Business?
- Good for start-up or less complex operations
- No customization needed or available
- Lower initial investment-no infrastructure
- Lower IT resource needs
- Grow your business without substantial new infrastructure investment
- Reduce costs in the initial few years of ownership
- Shorter implementation time
- Enjoy the same advanced technology as enterprise businesses
Will On-Premise WMS Work Best for Your Business?
- Need to stay relatively current on operating systems
- Higher upfront cost but usually less expensive
- Can require more infrastructure to support multiple locations & large numbers of users
- Supports more customization
- Works well with other platforms
- You are in control