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Why use the cloud for your warehouse management software?

28/1/22

Businesses of all shapes and sizes are already benefiting from the many advantages that come with warehouse management systems (WMS).

But did you know that a cloud-based warehouse management system offers even more benefits?

A cloud-based WMS gives your workforce access to the information they need, in real-time, while reducing costs and improving flexibility. Rather than needing to invest in hardware or software, a cloud-based WMS is accessed and managed totally online.

Here are just some of the reasons you should be using the cloud for your warehouse management software:

Real-time working

Using a cloud-based solution allows you to gain real-time visibility into your warehouse activities so that you are able to optimise productivity where needed. You can also gain greater insight into your inventory status, locate inventory quicker and reduce inefficiencies. This allows you to provide the highest standard of service.

Easy updates and maintenance

Integrating the cloud into your WMS also makes it a lot easier and quicker to maintain and handle upgrades effectively. This leaves your team free to focus on other core areas of your business, without having to worry about using in-house resources.

Integration

A major advantage of using a cloud-based WMS is that you can take advantage of multiple system functionalities within one central station. So your WMS can be combined with your WCS or WES to manage all your supply chain functions. This allows you to manage your supply chain more effectively while making it far easier to integrate different systems.

More flexibility

Cloud-based WMS also offer more flexibility when it comes to embracing growth opportunities and help you to keep your operations running as smoothly as possible. This level of flexibility is paramount in a warehouse environment.

Security

Cloud-based warehouse management solutions have been expertly developed to provide continuous protection against cyber-attack, through real-time automated remediation and constant monitoring. So you can go about your day-to-day operations safe in the knowledge that your data is secure.

Faster processing

In the fast-paced, non-stop world of eCommerce, it’s vital that you can fulfil your customer orders quickly and accurately. Cloud-based WMS offer faster processing than traditional systems, meaning you’re less likely to experience downtime and the disruption that can bring.

Scalability

Traditional WMS solutions aren’t always easy to scale. For example, they may not have the capacity to increase the number of SKUs, which can cause delays in order fulfilment as the business grows and offers a broader range of products. A cloud-based WMS is easy to scale, meaning it can grow alongside your business.

Find out more

At Optima Warehouse Solutions, we provide cost-effective, cloud-based warehouse management solutions for all types of businesses. If you have any questions about our cloud-based warehouse management systems, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team today.