Benefits of the Cloud

LogFire introduces a new paradigm in supply chain execution solutions – robust warehouse management functionality at an outstanding value. With innovative product features, mobile solutions and an easy to use interface, our solutions are dynamic and easily configurable for rapid, cost effective implementation.

Fast Implementation Times

Fast Implementation Times

For businesses looking to stand supply chains up quickly, moving to the cloud optimizes implementation times and ensures logistics capabilities are available in weeks as opposed to months. This is possible because all required infrastructure is in the cloud. Cloud technology eliminates the need for hardware, software, and specialists and comes ready to integrate with multiple systems.

So, instead of fiddling with legacy on-premise systems and leaning on hardware that must be maintained around the clock by expensive, specialized professionals, cloud-based systems offer the same level of functionality and expertise bundled into a subscription. With on-premise servers such as the AS400 increasingly being phased out and unsupported, it just doesn’t make sense to continue implementing or patch working a technology that is past its usefulness.

Upgrades

Upgrades

At LogFire we don't have upgrades...our customers enjoy updates. LogFire’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) pricing means there are no upgrade fees – and no IT infrastructure costs. It’s all the cloud and we take care of it for you. Cloud-based solutions update similarly to apps on mobile phones -- meaning customers always have the latest codebase at work on their behalf.

The LogFire Warehouse Management Cloud is updated every quarter, so you have the choice to be on the latest version every three months. However, on-demand updates are also available -- making a cloud-based WMS an even greater asset to the successful execution of business than an on-premise one. Choosing when your WMS is updated makes cloud-based systems stable and well suited for workloads that are critical to business. Businesses can update their system on their own timing -- when it makes sense to their business.

Control

Control

Moving to the cloud never has to mean giving up control of your business. How you control your WMS may change from what you are accustomed to, but what you control will only add business value. In fact, your business may benefit. The control businesses enjoy with a cloud-based system is unlike anything an on-premise solution can offer. Cloud technology ties directly to business needs. For example, server capacity can be ramped up during high season to react to volume changes based on market activity.

Using the cloud, businesses only pay on a usage basis -- eliminating capital expenses of deploying in-house hardware, software, and specialists -- and matching their technology to their core business model. This includes costs related to system maintenance, backup and resiliency planning. With technology pegged to business reality, businesses enjoy much more than supply chain control. They will enjoy overall business control.

​Lower Upfront Costs

​Lower Upfront Costs

One of the major benefits of moving to the cloud is that multi-tenant cloud-based solutions have a near immediate return on investment and a lower total cost of ownership. Cloud technology eliminates the need for hardware, software, and specialists and comes ready to integrate with multiple systems.

For example, taken over a five-year period, customers who have been on a legacy WMS have likely paid for several customizations and modifications. Those changes handcuff clients to antiquated systems and when it is time to upgrade to a newer version, that is -- in reality -- a total reinstallation and configuration.

With cloud-based infrastructure there are never any upgrade fees or maintenance fees required. There are no IT infrastructure costs -- no hardware, no system and database administrators. Your infrastructure -- including servers -- are all in the cloud and are maintained by the vendor and paid for with your subscription. This means that by using the cloud, you can turn a huge expenditure into a stable, predictable and affordable operating cost. The fee structure helps preserve profit margins.

Integration

Integration

LogFire is built for integration, unlike on-premise solutions that are built for isolation. For third party solutions, LogFire Enterprise Integration is architecturally built into the solution. We offer support integration with host Enterprise (ERP), Merchandising (MMS), and Supply Chain Solutions (SCM), as well as integrated data from trading partners throughout an extended enterprise network. Our data is facile and can be sent and received using EDI standards and other formats including XML and flat file. Additionally, the LogFire Integration Framework provides integration with material handling equipment.

Scalability

Scalability

With a cloud strategy and a robust cloud solution in place, businesses can quickly and easily react to market conditions while only paying for usage and eliminating capital expenditures related to in-house hardware, software, and labor. Legacy systems have a hard-enough time reacting to shifts in the market -- let alone high seasons. With a legacy on-premise system in place, it is next to impossible to react to the market day to day, and it is impossible to guess what your next holiday will be like. However, using a cloud WMS, businesses can scale up server capacity as needed. High-seasons or changes in the market no longer have to be a burden because a cloud solution means businesses are ready for whatever the market brings.

Flexibility

Flexibility

A truly optimized supply chain can dynamically react to market conditions and leverage the modern technology of an on-demand cloud application. This is the value of software as a service (SaaS) – the ability to react to a dynamic marketplace .For businesses looking to stand supply chains up quickly, moving to the cloud optimizes implementation times and ensures logistics capabilities are available in weeks as opposed to months. This is possible because all required infrastructure is in the cloud.

Reliability

Reliability

LogFire has proven itself to be highly secure, stable, and scalable – with 99.9% uptime. It resides in a hybrid cloud environment with Rackspace and Amazon – leader’s in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Enabled Managed Hosting. LogFire data centers are certified for SOC2-Type-II compliance and have a full array of security and power, network and data backups. Data is segregated at the database level with each client getting their own database and are also isolated from each other at the application level. In addition to the strength of the solution itself, LogFire client service is second to none – and has scored a high level of client satisfaction. LogFire can quickly react to customer needs, deploy code changes, and send experts onsite.