Infor On-Premises VS Cloud

Something that’s been discussed many times, but which seems to illicit a divisive opinion is what the future of Infor’s ERP solutions should look like… should they be tailored for On-Premise or Cloud?


There are many benefits to both sides of the argument, I have detailed two for both sides below.


On-Premise Advantages:


1. Control and Security: With On-Premise Infor, you retain full control over your data and infrastructure, ensuring compliance with industry regulations. It's a solid choice for businesses with stringent security requirements.


2. Customisation Flexibility: Tailor your Infor system to match your unique business processes seamlessly. On-Premise solutions provide extensive customization options, empowering you to adapt the software to your specific needs.



Cloud-Based Excellence:


1. Scalability and Agility: Cloud-based Infor offers unparalleled scalability. Easily adjust your resources to accommodate growth or seasonal demands. Enjoy the agility to respond swiftly to market changes without worrying about infrastructure limitations.


2. Cost-Efficiency: Say goodbye to hefty upfront costs and ongoing maintenance expenses. Cloud-based solutions typically operate on a subscription model, reducing initial financial barriers and allowing you to allocate resources strategically.


Market Opinion


When I surveyed the market to ask their opinions on the future of Infor, the results were in resounding favour of Cloud-based solutions. In fact, 93% of the Infor professionals who voted, said Cloud-based solutions were the best option going forward compared to the 7% opposing this standpoint.

What this shows is that whilst both options have their advantages, there are clear preferences from professionals in the market for Cloud-based ERP solutions. And, whilst these are only preferences, what we can see is that they are align with on-going trends within the industry. So much so, that over the past few years, providing cloud-based solutions has been a real focus for Infor. And, by meeting growing customer demand for these types of products, it’s clear this shift is significant not only for industry professionals but also for the future of businesses.


How To Choose


In conclusion, the choice between On-Premises and Cloud-based Infor solutions depends on your unique business needs and priorities. Each comes with its own set of advantages, ensuring that you can find the perfect fit for your business's journey to success.