No matter your industry, every company has the same back-office issues—they need to pay their employees, track inventory; etc. ERP is essentially a massive IT system that handles these functions via a software package. Providge Consulting can help companies choose which specific packages they need to implement and then customize and configure those systems with the goal of lowering operating costs and preserving competitive advantages.
Business Intelligence devolved from ERPs in a business process and technology sense. Its aim is to develop reporting and analytics that provide clear, concise views of current, different, and future realities for a business. ERP is about monitoring and planning—it involves looking at what your business does and helping you do it better. Essentially, business intelligence is the synthesis of a massive quantity of data that is not useful unless you know what it is telling you.
Utilizing the cloud lowers the barriers to entry when it comes to setting up businesses. It’s a way to lower your costs of ERP and BI by giving these services to another vendor to be hosted. Providge advises clients on whether or not to do it and how to do it best. Overall, the utilization of cloud services is about outsourcing what you’re not the best at, so you can be better at what you do.