SAAS ERP COSTS
some of ERP system suppliers now offer a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) deployment option for their systems (and some suppliers are SaaS-only). SaaS is a monthly “subscription” pricing paradigm. There is no up-front software license cost and no hardware or operating system cost (the system is hosted in the cloud) but monthly or annual costs will be higher than the maintenance fee with normal licensing. Again, compare costs on a TCO basis over a reasonable time frame to understand your total expense.