Although warehouse management systems were late to the cloud party, software pricing and deployment options are driving adoption.
We’re seeing about 60% of new WMS implementations being Cloud-based, with that number continuing to head higher, though there are likely to be some “on-premise” deployments for some time. The benefits of Cloud deploymen
ts – reduced implementation costs, faster time to value, reduced system management requirements, portability, etc. – have been well documented, and I will not cover them here.
All that said, despite the rapid growth of supply chain technology delivered in in the Cloud generally and for WMS specifically, there are often still a lot of uncertainties among potential adopters. I see it time after time. To sort out the options, the following discussion may help.