The logical progression of technology in Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) is cloud warehouse management. Cloud Based Warehouse Management Systems works in a real time and data is accessible from any device. Cloud based services are changing the way we live and work and it is already improving the infrastructure of a growing number of warehouse facilities.
Having a cloud based warehouse management system gives you instant accessibility even when not on the premises. Your supply chain data is stored on a server which is accessible from any location. Controlling the WMS from a workstation, mobile phone, tablet or laptop ensures management can remain actively in the loop regardless of their location.
Many businesses are keen to evolve and invest in a WMS but are deterred by the investment required upfront. Even though the long term returns will make it worthwhile eventually. Price packages in traditional WMS systems are very rigid compared to cloud based systems. With a cloud warehouse management system there are no extra cost from installing new equipment, just a small monthly fee based on the number of users. Also user licenses can be added quickly when demand is high and removed when required.
Security is constantly being updated with cloud systems with new updates and patches which means your business date is constantly protected against any threats. There is no waiting for annual upgrades like many typical WHS platforms. Plus if anything were to happen to your warehouse such as fire power outages or natural disasters, all the business data remains on the cloud in tact.
Another benefit of having a cloud based warehouse management system is having an expert at hand at all times. Many cloud based systems come with technical support. It lessens the burden on staff and means they can focus on other areas of the business to be more productive. With less attention needed on supporting an internally hosted WMS system, with cloud based staff can improve the quality of their work in other departments and improve overall efficiency across the entire organisation.
Here at 2hssl we offer a free site survey and would be happy to advice you on the best cloud based system for your warehouse operation. Call our design team on 01937 585 057.