5 ERP Cloud Software Platforms that’ll Save You 200 Hours a Year

As technology develops, small medium and enterprise class businesses, are moving towards ERP cloud software to satisfy their technology needs.

ERP cloud software provides businesses with anything they might need in terms of accounting, inventory management and financial management applications. Other benefits include employee access from anywhere, security and virtually unlimited storage capacity, all without the need for a full-time internal IT staff.

Among the cloud options are NetSuite, Plex, Acumatica, Microsoft Dynamics AX, and IQMS. What is best for a particular business depends upon the type and needs of your business. Below are just 5 of the many ERP cloud software platforms you may not have heard of.

Hidden Gems: ERP Cloud Software Platforms

Each of the ERP cloud software listed below are available at a relatively low cost:

1. NetSuite

Is web-based and supported on Windows and Mac. Smartphone applications are available for iPhone, Android, and Windows. It upgrades automatically and is ideal for all business sizes, though its main customers are mid-size businesses and enterprises. Top notch security is emphasized. NetSuite enables businesses to shorten the time between order placement and cash receipt and features live data and reporting, with customized dashboards. Subscriptions start at $499 per month.

2. Plex

Is recommended for most types of businesses, including freelancers, large enterprises, midsize business, non-profits public administrations, and small businesses. Plex is also web-based; however smartphone applications are available for iPhone and Android only. Unfortunately, the program is only available in English and only to users in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Nevertheless, Plex upgrades itself. Subscriptions start at $0.00!

3. Acumatica

Is web-based, though its availability is limited to Android phones. It is recommended for all types of customers and businesses. There are two subscription options. The first option, the traditional subscription, includes the software and annual maintenance, while SaaS includes an annual fee covering software, environment and maintenance. Both options allow unlimited users and no “per-user” fees.

4. Microsoft Dynamics AX

Is best for mid to large-sized enterprises in multiple industries. It has multi-language and currency features, which makes it great for companies looking to operate in multiple locations internationally. The program’s specialty is marketing and distribution, and is mainly suggested for pharmaceutical, chemical, food, and beverage companies. Pricing is based on individual user needs, which makes it more economical. Microsoft Dynamics AX is lease and financing based. Unfortunately for Mac-lovers, it is only compatible with Windows and applications are limited to Android.


Is designed for medical device, automotive, plastics and the rubber industries, and similar manufacturers. IQMS emphasizes its 98% customer retention rate. The program is lease and financing based. Its software grants an infinite number of users, though with a minimum of five users. The program is Oracle and cloud-based and supported on Linux, Windows, and Unix.


Carefully study all of the ERP cloud software platforms to make sure your platform is right for you.


Marissa Hart is the Lead Author & Editor of ERPeople. ERPeople is a blog focused on all Enterprise Resource Planning business management platforms. ERP can be used by a company to collect, store, manage, and interpret data from many business activities, including: Product planning, cost, manufacturing or service delivery, marketing, and sales.