Thanks to the rise of always-on connectivity, continued mobility and an increasing proliferation of devices designed to connect to the Internet, we can expect professional services to continue to grow.
Manufacturers may, more than any other industry, have the most to gain and lose from a movement to cloud software. Because much of a manufacturer's job is to continue pushing out products as quickly as possible, any downtime due to a systems upgrade can be very damaging.
Many smaller companies that are interested in developing long-term solutions to their current accounting problems look to the cloud. However, new firms may find that they don't have a solid idea of what software to use.
The manufacturing industry is essentially made out of logistics problems. From managing the shipment of inputs, the processing of materials, and the boxing and shipping of finished product, every element of this business is a complicated puzzle.
Companies are rapidly adopting cloud ERP software due to a number of factors: less worry about cloud security now that most organizations understand its benefits, the quickening pace of business requiring better internal structure in organizations, and a desire for the benefits of cloud ERP software.