Why cloud ERP crawls slower than on-premise one?

CN Liou
3 min readFeb 24


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It’s never a comfortable moment when you desperately need a piece of information but your subscribed cloud ERP has been spinning for 20 seconds or even minutes before it finally gives you that data or completes the work you submitted to the cloud ERP server.

A Chinese Salesforce user complained on a forum that he or she couldn’t tolerate the occasional slow response from Salesforce given that his or her company only had a small number of users.

Although Salesforce provides CRM cloud services instead of ERP, the root cause of the slow cloud server response is the same:

Many cloud ERP vendors excluding Tera Rows maintain one or many computer farms and let all their subscribers share the computing resources in the infrastructure.

Many unknown neighbors who share cloud computing resources with you suddenly and simultaneously initiate resource-intensive processing, such as running MRP, calculating monthly cost, closing accounts or retrieving large data sets from the database, which you probably also share, and then aggregating these data sets to generate statistics reports.

Just as your manager is waiting for your feedback, coincidentally, the volume of resource-intensive processing spikes, causing a significant slowdown in cloud ERP.

In short, the resources allocated to your cloud ERP instance are uncertain, and the service level of system performance is unpredictable and not guaranteed.

So some conscientious cloud ERP publishers invest in larger infrastructure to alleviate their problems and ease your pain.

This measure does raise the threshold for factors that cause the system to degrade due to concurrent resource-intensive processing, and you do feel your cloud ERP slowing down less often.

The downside of this measure is that part of the computing power idles most of the time.

Here begs the question,

Who is supposed to pay for cloud ERP vendor’s additional investment in infrastructure?

It’s you, obviously.

Your cloud ERP provider increases subscription rates to offset their additional costs.

Is it fair to you?

Definitely not.

Now you know why people keep saying,

Cloud ERP subscriptions are often more expensive than on-premises deployments.

Cloud ERP is ideal for SMBs, but it’s often not a good choice for larger organizations.

PostERP cloud ERP is different.

You get exactly what you expect and pay for with PostERP Cloud ERP services.

You specify the server specifications to host your PostERP cloud ERP instance.

You rent the server to host PostERP server program and database.

If you rent a dedicated server, you don’t share your server with anyone.

The resources hosting the PostERP Cloud ERP instance are 100% transparent.

Also, the performance of your PostERP Cloud ERP instance is predictable.

PostERP server program, whether cloud or on-premise, always runs at lightning speed on servers with minimal resources.

Originally published at https://www.linkedin.com.



CN Liou

enterprise-grade SaaS + PaaS platform and ERP software architect 企業級SaaS + PaaS平臺、ERP系統架構師