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Best Practices for Cloud ERP Security

Best practices for Cloud ERP Security

We shared the benefits of migrating to a Cloud ERP Solution, and once fully implemented, businesses must also ensure all security steps are in place. Our partners at RFgen share best practices for Cloud ERP security and the benefits of Cloud vs. on-premise options.

Just as cloud-based solutions have become commonplace for labeling, CRM, and warehouse management solutions, it was only a matter of time before Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software would gain attention and popularity amongst businesses. If increased efficiency, scalability, and accessibility weren’t enough to convince C-suite leaders to make the change, then the ability to offload the technical support burden to the software administrators surely will.

With the convenience of the cloud, comes the concern of security and keeping data safe, especially when utilizing 3rd party software. RFgen dives into some advantages of cloud over traditional on-premise systems and outlines how to keep data safe when you make the change.

The benefits of the cloud include:

  • Predictable operating expenses
  • Scalability and flexibility
  • Automatic updates and upgrades
  • Low IT maintenance burden
  • Access to newer technology integrations

These benefits alone can provide time and cost savings to most businesses so the question of “if” becomes “when” to implementing a cloud-based ERP. One cannot consider adopting a system of this magnitude without scrutinizing the software’s security measures. “To counteract the inherent vulnerabilities of cloud-based systems, robust security measures are essential.” Some essential measures are multi-layered security procedures, including firewalls and secure data transmission processes. Encryption is also a key element in securing data, not only when it is stored but also when it is transmitted. Additional security measures occur at the user level where a business can limit access and require authentication to utilize the software. This access is reported as historical data so organizations can review when information is changed, updated, and by whom.