13 | 09 | 2022

Understand the different types of ERP accommodation in organized catering

Whatever ERP you choose, you also need to think about the type of hosting to backup and protect your data. Each system has its advantages and disadvantages that you need to know about.

Outsourcing your ERP, a practical solution

By outsourcing your ERP, you delegate the management of your data and backups to a specialized organization. Among the outsourcing choices are two options: shared or virtualized datacenters.

Shared hosting, a less expensive service

Shared hosting is a common method that is both inexpensive and easy to access. Shared hosting involves sharing the hardware and software on a single server with multiple companies. It is this sharing that allows you to offer an attractive rate for the management of your data.

This type of hosting for your ERP cloud in organized catering has many advantages:

  • Lower cost;
  • Stewardship is managed by the provider;
  • Software and resources are made available to you;

This mutualization of your host also has some drawbacks. Indeed, it is impossible to customize the Datacenter (because you share it) and you risk a momentary interruption of access if you no longer have an internet connection.

Virtualized hosting

In contrast to shared hosting, here you have a unique virtual server at your disposal. The price of the hosting varies depending on the resources you need and the Datacenter. Compared to a shared server, it is up to you to manage the licenses and software you need.

This method allows you to have a global backup that can be made by the provider (to be recovered in case of a major breakdown). Finally, as with shared hosting, you delegate the management of your data to an external company; this frees you from a delicate and strategic task.

Local hosting, for personalized management

With this option, you own or rent a machine in physical in your company. In this configuration, it is up to you to manage your data.

A service tailored to your needs

This is the main advantage: you manage your data as you see fit according to your needs. The internal management of your backups is appreciable, you are not dependent on an external organization.

More expensive hosting of your ERP

Physical hosting also has disadvantages. It is more expensive than virtualized hosting, it also requires more time, resources and knowledge to be able to handle the handling of your information.

Local hosting is no longer the trend, however.


In use, it is advisable to combine several types of backups to minimize the risk of loss and thus strengthen the security of your data.
In the organized catering industry, all ERPs are now SaaS (software as a service) solutions, and thus hosted by a third party outside the company.


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