HighJump Software Launches Warehouse Management System (WMS) in a Cloud Delivery Model
Apr 21, 2010 Comments (0)
HighJump Software, a global provider of supply chain management software, announced today it is now offering its warehouse management system (WMS) in a cloud delivery model. The hosted WMS will have the same features and functionality as the on-premise HighJump WMS, as well as the ability to build unique industry-leading businesses processes using the HighJump adaptability tools.
With cloud computing, the WMS vendor hosts the software application and hardware infrastructure. The customer accesses the WMS via a Web browser. Cloud-based solutions are becoming a more common alternative to on-premise software as businesses seek ways to reduce IT requirements and simplify maintenance and upgrades. Because all system infrastructure is based in an off-site, secure data center, cloud solutions also eliminate up-front capital expense and reduce the risk and time required by on-premise implementations. HighJump WMS in the cloud is ideal for growing businesses because the Amazon.com cloud is elastic and scalable; more power and storage is available as demand changes or the business expands. One simple monthly subscription covers maintenance, upgrades and support.
There is a good deal to be said in favor of having your supplier host your solution, said Steve Banker, Service Director, Supply Chain Management, ARC Advisory Group. It allows experts to maintain and upgrade your system; and from a budgeting perspective, having a simplified SaaS payment plan that includes software, the server infrastructure, and maintenance for both, better aligns the costs with a new WMS to the cost reductions it brings. HighJump Software demonstrates a strong vision in this space as the overall trend of SaaS solutions starts to gain wider adoption in supply chain applications
HighJump already offers a cloud-based option for transportation management (TMS) and route accounting systems, and were pleased to add warehouse management to our cloud suite, said Russell Fleischer, CEO, HighJump Software. HighJump WMS in the cloud will allow companies of all sizes and complexities the option of simplifying maintenance and lightening the IT load while gaining the benefits of a Tier 1 best-of-breed WMS.