11 Cloud ERP Software Options: Page 2
Plex focuses on the manufacturing sector. Its Plex Manufacturing Cloud platform addresses the management of manufacturing operations via modules for accounting, financials, customer management, sales, programs, scheduling, HCM, inventory, production, quality control and supply chain.
Rootstock is another provider of cloud ERP solutions for the manufacturing and distribution sectors. While it gravitates more toward discrete manufacturers, it also serves tiny operations of five or more users, up to large organizations with many sites and hundreds of users. Its product suite comprises a large series of modules, which can be deployed alone or in tandem with others. These include production engineering, inventory, lot and serial control, material requirements planning, capacity planning, scheduling and shop floor control.
Kenandy is another of the growing legion of cloud ERP software companies that makes its applications accessible via any device. It stresses speed of implementation, ease of use and flexibility, with core processes addressed being quote-to-cash, procure-to-pay, planning and production, global financials and trade promotion management. It allows the user to create dashboards to view the business on one screen.
Aptean’s ERP software has evolved courtesy of acquisitions of former competitors like Consona and Compiere. It provides CRM, ERP, supply chain management, business intelligence, manufacturing execution and more. On the ERP side, its portfolio includes Ross Supply Chain Management, Intuitive ERP, Made2Manage ERP, Axis ERP, Ross ERP, Encompix ERP, CimNet ERP, DTR ERP and Compiere ERP. Each caters to a different niche, with Compiere being the primary cloud-ready option.
Unit4 Business World cloud ERP is aimed at service-centric organizations in the public and private sectors. It stresses easy growth, the ability to add acquired companies, and divest divisions and product lines quickly with the promise of reduced operational costs and eliminated inefficiency.
Ramco ERP on Cloud has plenty of modules: finance and accounting, sales and distribution, inventory and procurement, production, quality management, project management, maintenance management, HCM and dealer management. It also includes the Ramco VirtualWorks enterprise application assembly and delivery platform. All functions can be accessed via browser from a laptop, mobile phone or tablet.
Workday’s scope is specific to financial management, HCM, expenses, recruiting, time tracking, payroll, procurement and professional services. As such, it may not span everything a manufacturing or distribution business may need, but it covers a lot of cloud ERP bases just the same. Everything is available in one unified platform in the cloud.
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