Web-based MRP vs. downloadable MRP
Web-based MRP software is more and more popular among small and midsize manufacturers. However, prospective users don’t always understand the big benefit of web based MRP (or public cloud-based) software system.
During MRP system selection, the various costs and possible benefits are analyzed in considerable detail and then assessed for each provided solution.
In the case of downloadable and installed to own server MRP system one important factor, what is often forgotten, is the following: the cost of the next MRP system.
The selection of a new MRP application is always done carefully. After all, most companies want to profit from the new system for many years. Ideally prospective buyers want to work with the new solution for 5-10 years or more.
In 5-10 years’ time a lot can change! What will the world look like in the year 2026? Which devices will we be working with then? How far will the technology be developed? So there are plenty of questions without good answer. In the case of MRP software, installed separately for your company. To your company server, or to provider’s server – in so-called PRIVATE cloud.
However, in case of web based MRP software there is no such question. Web-based software is ALWAYS up to date, lifetime.
The development team works on it permanently. New releases are published to production server regularly. They include both technical updates, and new functionality. As a rule, new functionality, if proposed massively, to all customers, is free of any additional charge.
So, in the case of web-based MRP software there is no need to concern about the cost of system change, it is up to date as long as you are using it. This is a big benefit, what is often forgotten.