Why cloud ERP is a business health enabler | SEIDOR

29 October 2021

Report: Why cloud ERP is a business health enabler

The Benefits of Cloud ERP For Manufacturing SMEs

The manufacturing industry has been through enough uncertainty over the last 12 months without worrying about outdated or antiqued technology. ­But the pandemic has highlighted the importance of having the right systems in place to help stay resilient during tough times.

Cloud ERP is a proven way of helping organisations to manage the ebbs and flows that businesses experience. Manufacturing firms that have these systems in place can manage the health of their organisation, minimise risk with accurate insight into key operations across the business, and identify insights or trends that can help drive growth.

A recent report from IDC highlighted how cloud ERP systems are true business health enablers, and a means to accelerate changes and navigate disruption. “Small and midsize businesses tend to feel disruptions quickly. Navigating volatility requires immediate insights into customer needs and cash management to stabilise the business. The right combination of technologies such as cloud, mobile, intelligent processes, and real-time insights can provide this view,” the report said.

Cutting Costs

Improving margins are always top of the agenda for CEOs and MDs. Regardless of speciality, manufacturing firms of all sizes and types aim to increase outputs and reduce wastage to boost their bottom line. Cloud ERP systems are a key driver in helping to realise these targets.

The report adds that by moving away from disparate or legacy systems and working with a fully integrated system, organisations “can better understand its cash position in real-time and anticipate monetary needs before they arise. Cloud ERP systems can be connected from customer demand to operations and from order fulfilment to post-sales support.”

Cloud Compliance

During the early adoption of cloud computing, organisations were concerned about moving their data away from behind an internal firewall and onto a virtual server. But those fears have quickly been removed as we have gradually moved more of our professional and personal lives into the cloud.

Compliance and maintaining industry standards have always been of importance to manufacturing companies. Not only does cloud ERP help to improve productivity and the efficiency of workers, but it’s also a secure environment to keep your data out of harm’s reach.

“Cloud ERP provides secure access to the data that employees need while protecting sensitive data. Maintaining data privacy means a company can meet regulatory and compliance requirements, keeping the business healthy,” the report concludes.

Download IDC Report

Take a look at the full IDC report as Mickey North Rizza, Program Vice President, Enterprise Applications and Digital Commerce at IDC and Shari Lava, a Research Director working in the SME sector, analyse these questions:

  • How does technology help small and midsize businesses in a time of accelerating change and disruption?
  • What are the differences between legacy ERP systems and cloud ERP systems?
  • How does cloud ERP help small and midsize businesses improve their visibility into revenue, costs, and cash?
  • How does cloud ERP help small and midsize businesses proactively manage their supply network?
  • How does cloud ERP enable remote work by employees and still ensure the necessary security, permissions, and compliance?


For nearly 40 years, SEIDOR has been working with manufacturing companies providing a range of IT and digital transformation services. We work across the globe, helping manufacturing firms automate critical business tasks from sales order management to the quality assurance of finished goods. Manage inventory, production management, sales and & CRM and every stage of your production process in an end-to-end cloud-ERP platform.

Find out more about our range of manufacturing ERP solutions.

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