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Why the Cloud Is More than Hot Air for the Manufacturing Enterprise

Source: Plex Systems
Manufacturers have legitimate questions and concerns when contemplating a transition from a legacy, on-premise enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to a cloud ERP system. Download this white paper to find out just how cloud ERP solutions have proven their viability and superiority when compared to on-premise competitors when it comes to security, business continuity, cost and other factors.


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