Why is a Cloud ERP solution so important for the medium-sized business?

How do I find the right Cloud ERP partner?
What does a Cloud ERP solution cost?
Who are the top Cloud ERP providers?
We have the answers!

Henrik Hausen & Wolfgang Kröner


Cloud ERP implementation, costs and benefits

With the use of a powerful Cloud ERP, you can fully concentrate on your business growth in the SME sector. Thanks to reliable real-time information, you gain valuable competitive advantages and quickly have a suitable response to market changes.

As a medium-sized company, you are constantly busy optimizing your business processes, winning new customers and reacting quickly to changing conditions or enquiries. It’s a good thing that a cloud solution for midsize companies is scalable at all times and thus optimally supports your business. By using a cloud solution for medium-sized businesses, you can optimize your business processes.

1. Mid-sized enterprise software – Cloud ERP is the best choice

Because with an efficient Cloud ERP you map all processes so that you do not waste any resources. In addition, you save high investment costs in software and servers by choosing a cloud solution for small and medium-sized businesses.

Competitive advantages through Cloud ERP

With the use of a powerful Cloud ERP, you can fully concentrate on your business growth in medium-sized businesses. Thanks to reliable real-time information, you gain valuable competitive advantages and quickly have a suitable response to market changes.

Optimal processes and maximum transparency with Cloud ERP

As a medium-sized company you are constantly busy trying to optimize your business processes to gain new customers and to respond quickly to changing conditions or requests. It’s a good thing that a cloud solution for medium-sized businesses is scalable at all times and thus optimally supports your business. By using a cloud solution for medium-sized businesses, you optimize your business processes, especially through:

  • Central ERP solution for your entire company
  • High flexibility and transparency thanks to integrated processes
  • Important key figures at the touch of a button
  • Uniform data basis for all employees
  • Better customer service 
  • Great customer satisfaction

Cloud ERP creates freedom in the SME sector

A modern Cloud ERP not only supports you in managing your business efficiently and successfully. You can also fully focus on your core competencies and make the most of your data potential in a digital economy. These are your freedoms:

  • Illustration of all business business processes
  • Lean connection to existing applications
  • Simplified customer relationship management
  • Mobile application scenarios
  • Mobile application scenarios
  • Full cost transparency due to monthly rental price
  • Fast introduction

Cloud ERP is made easy for medium-sized businesses (SMBs)

With the use of a Cloud ERP you are always up to date in medium-sized businesses – including a high level of investment security. Because SAP and all4cloud experts constantly ensure that your cloud solution remains up to date. With regular backups, updates and technological innovations, they ensure that you always have access to a high-performance solution. So you can automate and control your business processes.

Targeted expansion of Cloud ERP

A modern solution for Cloud ERP provides you with a multitude of different additional developments. This enables you to open up new business areas and customer segments in medium-sized businesses without hesitation. Your cloud solution grows with you. Access tried and tested additional solutions, for example for maintenance or warehouse management. Or you can work with us to develop your individual add-on solution to streamline your processes, automate them and make them more efficient.

Cloud ERP in medium-sized companies – agile and digitally networked

Agile and digital in medium-sized businesses is not possible? Nothing is impossible: with a lean Cloud ERP. As a medium-sized company, you are able to navigate your target markets. With your cloud solution for medium-sized businesses, you can network even more strongly and act more project-oriented. By digitally interlinking your business areas, you promote the interdisciplinary cooperation you need to develop innovative products, services, processes and structures. With an intelligent Cloud ERP, all processes go hand in hand. And you are always one step ahead of your competitors.

2. What does a Cloud ERP solution cost?

A modern Cloud ERP is a wonderful thing. According to the motto: renting instead of buying. When using a modern Cloud ERP, you only pay for the functional areas that you really need. In addition, there are only one-time costs for implementation and the use of industry-specific add-ons. How do you benefit from investing in Cloud ERP:

  • No additional IT investments
  • No additional hardware costs
  • No additional costs for server rooms and infrastructure

Cloud ERP – Costs for manufacturing companies

A modern Cloud ERP is therefore immediately available and user friendly. The costs are transparent and calculable for you right from the start. If, for example, you are a component or series manufacturer, you pay around 75 euros per user and month for the use of the Cloud ERP Suite SAP Business ByDesign. The costs vary slightly depending on which functional areas you use. Experience has shown that the following can be considered for you:

  • Purchasing
  • Fabrication
  • Warehouse management
  • Finance/Controlling
  • Corporate governance

Cloud ERP – Costs for project service providers

Are you an agency, IT service provider or system house, a civil engineering company, a consulting firm or an engineering service provider? No matter in which sub-sector you classify your company – your requirements can be fulfilled by a precisely tailored Cloud ERP. If you decide to use the cloud ERP suite SAP Business ByDesign, this will cost you around 62 euros per user and month, always depending on which functional areas you are using. Experience has shown that the following can be considered for you:

  • Marketing 
  • Sales
  • Project management (incl. purchasing)
  • Finance/Controlling 
  • Corporate governance

Cloud ERP –  Implementation cost overview

The implementation of a Cloud ERP basis is manageable. As a rule, the implementation of a cloud ERP suite such as SAP Business ByDesign takes four to twelve weeks. Once the foundation has been laid, we do the rest for you: We not only provide you with the Cloud ERP, but also employ proven IT professionals and maintain a modern infrastructure with all the trimmings for smooth operation of the Cloud ERP. To keep it that way, we take care of backups, updates and IT security issues.

Cloud ERP –  Are there additional Costs for Add-Ons

In addition to the pure usage costs for the Cloud ERP basis, additional costs for functional enhancements, so-called add-ons, can be incurred. These add-ons are the ideal complement to your Cloud ERP. We will be happy to show you the investment for a seamlessly integrated warehouse management or maintenance solution. Feel free to contact us!

Cloud ERP – A Worthwhile Investment

Invest in a powerful and intelligent Cloud ERP and benefit from it:

  • 36 predefined best practices
  • Short implementation times
  • Focusing on your core business
  • Individual cut to size for each sector
  • International Roll-Outs

3. implement your Cloud ERP with systematic success

  1. Bringing departments on board 
    Discuss with your employees which obstacles are disrupting or slowing down business operations. Record these and the resulting wishes in a structured way and derive the corresponding requirements for the Cloud ERP system from them. It is important to prioritize your expected benefits and requirements.
  2. Plan and set your starting date  
    A Cloud ERP implementation does not happen overnight. It requires resources and planning. Think carefully about when you want to use the new software.
  3. Determine the project manager 
    For a smooth Cloud ERP implementation, you need realistic roadmaps for the project flow – and a suitable person to manage it. Internal project management is one of the critical success factors for a project!
  4. Formulate goals 
    Ask yourself why changes are coming and what you want to achieve with the introduction of Cloud ERP. Formulate your goals clearly and precisely.
  5. Emphasize strategic importance of the project
    Ask yourself why changes are coming and what you want to achieve with the introduction of Cloud ERP. Formulate your goals clearly and precisely.
    Emphasize the strategic importance of the project.
    Make yourself clear: The Cloud ERP introduction is a strategic topic! Because it’s about the value-adding processes of your company that are mapped in a new system. Make sure the management is involved in this change of process and make it clear to your employees where the journey is heading.
  6. Determine the budget
    In addition to goals and expectations, define your budget framework for the introduction of Cloud ERP. Be aware of the sums you are willing to invest. So you can be sure that the project will pay off.
  7. Define number of users 
    Before the Cloud ERP implementation, determine how many employees are working with the system, from which departments they come and how important the use of the software is for them. This information helps the software vendor understand how complex your business is or whether your organization is process- or function-oriented.

Cloud ERP Introduction – How to find the right Cloud ERP partner 

Not only the Cloud ERP solution, but also the partner who supports you during the implementation should fit you. When making your selection, pay attention to competence, customer orientation, experience, personality and future orientation, but also to your gut feeling. The chemistry must be right! Approach the matter with the necessary foresight and look for a provider who is honestly interested in making your company more efficient and fit for the future.

Cloud ERP Introduction – Please note the 80/20 rule

Cloud ERP Introduction – Please note the 80/20 rule

You should observe the 80/20 rule when introducing Cloud ERP. This rule states that 80 percent of company requirements can be mapped in standard software, while 20 percent must be developed or integrated. Many cloud ERP vendors provide industry- and requirement-specific add-ons for this purpose. As our customers, you get the solution you need.

Whichever Cloud ERP solution and provider you choose: Choosing enterprise software is a strategic decision. We help you to make the right decision!

4. who are the top Cloud ERP vendors?

The market for Cloud ERP providers is getting bigger and bigger. Here you get a quick and easy overview of the top 5 Cloud ERP vendors:  

  1. SAP
    SAP is the world’s largest software manufacturer that develops standard business software. As the market leader for enterprise software, SAP offers a comprehensive product portfolio. With its differentiated range of services, SAP offers ERP solutions for companies of all sizes. With the SAP Business ByDesign Cloud ERP Suite, SAP addresses midsize companies or corporate groups that want to seamlessly integrate their subsidiaries into their corporate IT via a lean cloud ERP.
  2. Microsoft
    The Microsoft Cooperation gained worldwide recognition with its Windows operating system and Office software package. Microsoft thus grew to become the largest international software and hardware manufacturer. Microsoft is also one of the leading providers in ERP and Cloud ERP. Dynamics 365, the name of ERP, is aimed at small and medium-sized companies and offers a range of modern business solutions. The products support companies from all industries comprehensively.
  3. Sage Software/ Sage GmbH
    In addition to various classic ERP solutions, Sage also offers Cloud ERP and Cloud Services. Sage is one of the world’s largest providers of enterprise software for small and medium-sized enterprises, specializing in industry solutions. A major advantage is the ability to adapt Cloud ERP solutions to foreign languages and currencies, enabling international companies to operate and perform optimally.
  4. Scopevisio 
    Scopevisio is a Cloud ERP with “Assisted Work” for medium-sized companies. Medium-sized companies operate more profitably and are supported in their growth. The integrated Cloud ERP includes functions for sales, projects, human resources, finance and document management with the goal of continuous process optimization. The solution is aimed at companies of different sizes.
  5. weclapp
    weclapp GmbH is also one of the leading developers of cloud ERP systems. With its ERP solutions, the company from Marburg addresses small and medium-sized companies. The integrated Cloud ERP is sector-specific and primarily tailored to the requirements of merchants and service providers. The online service efficiently maps business processes on a central platform and combines e-commerce, help desk, accounting, invoicing, project management and numerous other functions.
  6. Oracle
    Optimize business processes with Oracle and its ERP cloud tools: Finance, procurement, project portfolio management and other areas can be made more productive, reducing costs and strengthening controls. You can also improve operational efficiency with predefined dashboards, reports, and metrics.

Cloud ERP – efficient, economical, secure and reliable

Intelligent and adaptable, fast and economical, secure and reliable – these attributes are combined in an intelligent Cloud ERP. With SAP, Scopevisio, Sage and Co, renowned software companies have established themselves as leading providers in the ERP market.

5. Together in the SAP Cloud with SAP Business ByDesign

Rely on groundbreaking solutions for Cloud ERP and choose pole position: A Cloud ERP from SAP. No matter how large your company is, SAP can deliver the right cloud ERP solution.

Cloud ERP – Alternative solutions from SAP

SAP’s cloud ERP solutions meet all security and compliance requirements. All data is hosted on high-availability servers and global teams in SAP’s data centers ensure the highest level of security. SAP currently offers three solutions for Cloud ERP:

  • SAP S/4HANA Cloud. The Cloud ERP Suite is suitable for large companies, corporations and their subsidiaries. It offers future-oriented functions such as predictive analyses or machine learning, which enable integrated and intelligent digital business processes in real time. 
  • SAP Business ByDesign.
    A unified cloud ERP that enables fast-growing, midsize companies to compete successfully without burdening them with unnecessary complexity and costs. SAP Business ByDesign links all business areas of an organization based on proven best practices and in-depth analysis.
  • SAP Business One Cloud. The Cloud ERP for small businesses that want to say goodbye to their spreadsheets. SAP Business One Cloud ensures the efficient management of all business areas and ensures uniform processes throughout. 

Connecting locations to the corporate group with Cloud ERP

The use of a group-wide solution from SAP S/4HANA Cloud in local branches or at production sites is usually not sensible. In most cases, they only require a fraction of the functions or the business processes must map regional peculiarities. A cloud ERP solution such as SAP Business ByDesign can be seamlessly and uniformly integrated into the corporate group. With SAP Business ByDesign, you can optimally utilize the information and data of the corporate headquarters as well as the local market knowledge of your branches or locations.

Successful cloud access with all4cloud

We at all4cloud are a 100% Cloud Company and have a Cloud DNA. From the beginning we have been dedicated to the implementation and further development of the cloud ERP solution SAP Business ByDesign. Our certifications provide impressive proof of our cloud expertise: We are an SAP Gold Partner, a Master VAR (Master Value-Added Reseller) and a member of the SAP Extended Business Program of SAP Deutschland AG & Co. KG. Since 2018, we have also been a SAP Cloud Focus Partner for SAP Business ByDesign. We are proud to be one of the strongest SAP Business ByDesign partners. 

The best team: Cloud ERP from SAP and all4cloud

You can rely on our Cloud DNA. We accompany you reliably and securely on your way to the cloud. We are fully specialized in SAP Business ByDesign and know the cloud ERP solution very well. In over 70 projects, we have led almost 200 companies into the cloud with SAP Business ByDesign. In addition, we offer you two seamlessly integrated additional solutions for SAP Business ByDesign: the maintenance software eam4cloud and the scanner solution scan4cloud.

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Henrik Hausen & Wolfgang Kröner - CEOs all4cloud

Henrik Hausen Wolfgang Kroener CEOs all4cloud Cloud ERP experts SAP Business ByDesign