ERP server migration involves transitioning data, settings, and functionalities from on-premises to a hosted solution, like Azure or AWS. To successfully migrate from on-premise to a hosted solution, a business must have a solid strategy, key performance indicators (KPIs), and excellent enterprise resource planning (ERP) software like SAP for small businesses. And even after your processes have migrated, you’ll still need continuous support to tie it all together. Many companies, when migrating to a hosted solution, ignore these things. As a result, they either scramble at the last minute to resolve issues or end up with a frustrating mess of a mismanaged implementation altogether.
While visualizing a transition to a hosted solution, five cost areas, including software, hardware, implementation and training, IT personnel, and maintenance, affect the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) estimate. Therefore, it is imperative to have the involvement of the right professional services consulting firm that can help in the cost analysis and implementation process.
Here are some examples of business processes that can be moved from on-premise to hosted solutions providers:
- Storage and backup
- Database management
- Messaging and collaboration
- Financial and Human Resources (HR) applications
- Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications
- Disaster management