With the end of the 90s, the digital transformation trend, which experienced a big boom, brought great changes in companies as well as in all areas of life. Initially, paper and pen processes were replaced by on-premises software and then cloud-based solutions. In order to read the adventure of digital transformation correctly, it is necessary to examine these two solutions in detail and to reveal their differences.
What are On-premises Software Solutions?
The term “on-premises”, which is translated into Turkish, is the name of software that is installed on a computer and allows processing in a closed-loop system. After purchasing such software, it is installed on the computer and started to use. In such software, if necessary, company-specific fictions are developed and work flow is provided in this way.
The biggest advantage of built-in software solutions is the security it provides. Many companies require company-specific data and process management to run through closed-loop systems. Since built-in systems do not require an internet network or similar infrastructure, they can be assigned to a single job and used for a long time. The fact that data can only be accessed by limited people in a closed environment eliminates security concerns for many companies.
The disadvantages of embedded systems are that development and updating efforts require considerable effort. As we mentioned at the beginning, built-in systems are organized by taking into consideration the current needs of the company during the purchasing process. Software companies that develop built-in software bring together the modules and functions that the companies / companies need and put them into a form that fits the operational structure of the company. However, as in all areas of life, production and business management processes are changing day by day and the needs are diversifying day by day. Therefore, on-premises software used by the enterprise should also be updated and developed in connection with changing needs. However, it is necessary to carry out a comprehensive study in order to update a software specially developed for the company and to develop by evaluating the whole fiction of the software. As you may appreciate, it is a great time and financial investment to carry out such a study and to make the system fully responsive to current needs (and doing this regularly). In addition, it is a gray area to see whether the improvements made will adapt to the actual needs of the company and the needs that will occur in the near future. For all these reasons, on-premises software solutions, which require high cost and time investment, are becoming increasingly popular.
What are Cloud-Based Software Solutions?
The next step in our digital transformation journey, following built-in software, is cloud-based solutions. Cloud-based software works with the system to host data (usually) on 24-hour server computers, and not only on corporate computers, but only when authorized users have access to it. Using a cloud-based software, the company can access its business data from any device or computer via the internet. Just like logging into a social network account, it provides access to the interface of its own company and performs process management through this interface. Companies that develop cloud-based software are responsible for keeping the software servers open 24 hours a day, regularly checking the security of the system, and quickly solving any problems in the event of a failure.
Another point that end consumers are concerned about cloud-based solutions is that veril all data will be lost if the internet is interrupted.. However, cloud-based software is inherently the necessary measures against such scenarios. If we need to disclose to the manufacturer, all encrypted data stored on the platform is backed up every day. Even if there is a problem such as an Internet outage or a server crash, the backed up data may suffer a maximum loss of one day. At this point, it is also necessary to consider what can happen if the computer, motherboard, or memory that hosts the resident software fails. If the backup process that is left to the user’s discretion in the built-in system is skipped for a while, it may be possible to experience long-term data loss in the event of a system failure.
Cloud Based Software Solutions Shaping the Future of the Production Sector.
Cloud-based software has surpassed built-in software over the past decade due to their flexible infrastructure, speed advantage and ease of development. World-renowned software companies have stopped selling resident software on CD and started to sell their software in a cloud-based way. Cloud based software solutions, which will be seen in many areas in the near future, have already started to appear in the stock management and production management sectors.
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