Software Types and How to Choose

The best type of Manufacturing Software for your business will be heavily determined by what your business needs. Although this may seem like a very obvious statement it is easy to lose your footing when it comes to the vender process. Some businesses find themselves choosing the latest, flashiest software available in a bid to ensure their investment lasts the test of time. However, the newest software is not always the right decision for your business. Monpellier have put together some top tips to help you determine what type of software you should invest in.




Cloud Software – The immediate benefits of cloud software are normally quick implementation, lower total cost of ownership and a more modern interface. A cloud option is normally a good fit for emerging businesses. It gives the user the flexibility to be agile and the space to change and grow as the business does.


On Premise Software – The installation for on premise software is often longer as the system operates from your company’s in house server and computing infrastructure. Having said that this option offers more control in terms of security and boasts faster response times.


Hybrid Cloud Software – As the name suggest this solution sits between the two options, it uses  elements of your own computing resources on-site and pairs them with the cloud to create a ‘private cloud’. The main reason a company may chose a hybrid cloud option is due to data as this option allows you to keep information that you may deem too sensitive for a cloud environment on your local system.


Things To Consider


Out of the Box – This kind of software is often sent straight from the vender and is full of pre-set workflows and tools. This system would suit a business that doesn’t deviate from the ‘norm’ and is happy to amend their existing processes to fit with the software.


Configurable – This option normally allows functionality to be created using add-ons and built in tools. Monpellier find this to be the most common option. It allows you to take a well know product such as Sage 200 or Pegasus Opera and mould it to your business.


Custom – Customisable software can be heavily influenced by the vender but may not be compatible with future versions. This options is perfect for unique processes and businesses with unusual structures, however this is normally the most costly of the three options.


Whatever you choose it is important to ensure it’s the right choice for your business. Don’t be afraid to ask for multiple demos, talk through your important processes and make sure your new solution has the capability to grow with you.
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