With the bevy of options available to you when selecting an ERP solution, one of the biggest choices to consider is how you are going to deploy your ERP system – whether you will maintain your own data on your own servers (on-premise) or if you will have it hosted in the cloud.
Many companies choose a cloud ERP solution, like Microsoft Dynamics GP cloud, so that they can:
- Avoid up-front hardware acquisitions or updates
- Pay a predictable, monthly, per-user subscription fee
- Get software maintenance without annual fees
- Take advantage of software updates without paying for additional services
- Quickly realize a Return on Investment (ROI)
The other option, an on-premise Microsoft Dynamics GP solution, requires a larger up-front investment and longer pay-back period before an organization would benefit from a ROI. However, since you are only paying for your users licenses once, over the long-term, an on-premise ERP solution can have a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) than a cloud system.
Regardless of whether you select an on-premise or cloud Dynamics GP solution, you need to plan to pay for some implementation and training services when you begin use.
We have a quick and easy way for you to compare the costs of both the software and services associated with an on-premise and cloud deployment of Microsoft Dynamics GP. Simply submit your requirements and a Microsoft Dynamics GP Quick Quote will be emailed to you that outlines what your initial investment would be for an on-premise deployment. You can also use our Cloud ERP calculator to determine what your costs would be for Microsoft Dynamics GP cloud and email your results to yourself to compare with the on-premise options!