On Premises solutions represent the best choice if the "Cloud" model does not provide guarantee "Business Continuity". Typically manufacturing companies equipped with "Legacy" systems, where the processes of integration with machines are not efficient, rather than companies already equipped with complex infrastructures, and/or characterized by systemic architectures already available for use: normally such organizations prefer to choose the "On Premises" solutions.
Other technical aspects to consider are speed, reliability and cost of connectivity. Sometimes, companies operating in "Digital Divide" environments are forced to opt for the "On Premises" version.
It must be specified that in the case of Fluentis reversibility between the two models is always possible, so, the company can start the project using a Cloud approach, and then subsequently opt for the On Premises, or vice versa.
The strengths of the On Premises solutions are:
Having the local infrastructure characterized by physical and/or virtual servers allows the CIO (Chief Information Officier) to be able to manage the evolution of the system in a completely autonomous way according to the actual business needs.
It is well known that integration with production lines is anything but simple. Communication with the PLCs, or CNCs of production machines, from an Industry 4.0 perspective has now become an urgent requirement for almost all companies in the manufacturing sector. Having both the machine and the ERP system in the same LAN allows an easier and more reliable approach to integration between the same actors.
Compared to the Cloud version, in the On Premises approach you can unlimitedly use the initial purchase of licenses, and as a result cut the costs for a long period of time. It is important to mention the necessity of investments in annual maintenance.