Here are Some Reasons to Consider Installing a Cloud Based WMS

The SaaS option of Warehouse Management System is proven to be more flexible when the Warehouse Management System is being deployed in a cloud architecture, which offers the flexibility of SaaS with an additional flexibility of possessing all computing resources available on demand. While these advances have surely made the cloud warehouse management systems feasible, companies must make a decision if that option makes any sense to them. Read on for the reasons why companies must go for a cloud based WMS from over a conventional on premise deployment option.

  1. Shorten time to value

The decision of integrating a new warehousing management system is driven via a business case. This case will showcase the benefits like inventory accuracy, improved order fill rates, and ability to improvise on the customer satisfaction. It will also showcase the upfront costs of software licenses, infrastructure, and project implementation costs. They may promise a positive ROI, the breakeven point may occur after the initial implementation. If you go for a cloud based WMS, this can happen at a quicker rate. Here are the reasons:

  1. First, cloud deployments are faster. No kind of infrastructure is needed to be bought or installed. No training is required on system administration, back up, recovery or upgrades.
  2. Second, the pricing for cloud deployments eliminates upfront costs and the risk involved for the buyer.
  3. Get out of IT queue

One of the most common challenges of the technology buyers is their dependence on the IT. Although the operations team may have a robust investment on the WMS implementation, they are still not able to prioritize the WMS high enough to make the best of the IT resources available. The cloud based WMS eliminates the details of the burden of the IT department of a company.

  1. Leave it to the hands of the experts

In the era of unpredictable economic uncertainty, many companies tend to visit their core competencies and preferring to outsource the activities which are way too outside of their core competencies. This lets the business more flexibility to inclement or decrement of the use of these services as the business conditions begin to alter. This has been a rare case of ‘WMS system administration’ deemed as a core competency. Rather than this, WMS is an area that tends to be outsourced to your dedicated technology provider.