Working Remotely In The Cloud

“While our competition struggles to adapt, our team has been able to work anywhere and maintain business continuity under any scenario because we’re running PennAir on Acumatica in the Cloud.”

Seth Bray
CEO PennAir

The outbreak of COVID-19 has exposed the flaws in the ERP systems that many companies rely on. With employees suddenly having to work from home, many have been struggling to keep their business processes running as usual. Remote work can be difficult to do when your accounting software, inventory, CRM, etc. are not meant to be accessed on the fly. These separate systems not being in sync with one another also causes all kinds of information consistency issues.

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One thing has become clear: It is time to move to the cloud. The technology is here, and it has been here for a while. While it may not seem like a necessity when running your business day-to-day, it very quickly becomes a necessity when there is any sort of disruption. Having your system accessible to everybody who needs it, when they need it, is vital to continuing business through a crisis.

There are many reasons why you should make the switch to a full cloud ERP, including accessibility, consistency, and the ability to grow.


A modern Cloud ERP is accessible from anywhere. It doesn’t matter if you’re at work, at home, or anywhere in between. You can use a laptop, a tablet, a phone, or any other device with an internet connection and a browser. This may not have been necessary ten years ago, but it will absolutely be necessary going forward. In a world that is as fast paced as ours, being able to work from wherever you need to is vital. This is especially true of special circumstances, such as the current outbreak.


Keeping your company’s data consistent can be difficult in a system that is not connected, like a full ERP. When you have separate financials, CRM, inventory, and project management, there is information lost or changed over the different software. Even if you have a full ERP, data can be lost when it isn’t in the cloud. If you’re not in the office, and you need to change something in the system, you may write it down to change it when you have access. Things get forgotten, and data stays incorrect. Having all parts of your system connected, and accessible when you need them, is vital to keeping your business operations consistent.


If you’re on an outdated system, growth can be a scary thing. It can require new hardware or new licenses. It can mean that your current system doesn’t scale to your new needs. So, you add in short-term fixes along the way. You find ways to keep it working, until it REALLY isn’t working. On a Cloud ERP platform, there is no need for this. A good cloud platform will scale with you, and any additional resources needed to accommodate growth can be easily added. There is no need for new hardware, no need for new licenses.

Having your business systems run in the cloud isn’t the future, it is what needs to happen now. If you’re not running your business out of the cloud, it is time. In a world that is changing as fast as ours, having your business built on a modern platform is a necessity. What are you waiting for?

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