How safe is cloud-based Education ERP for your institute?

A cloud-based education ERP assists higher education institutions can save lots of time and money. Institutions or organizations providing higher education need to stay updated with new technology. But how secure is a web-based ERP solution for higher education?

Academia ERP / SIS
3 min readAug 13, 2019
Cloud-based ERP for Higher Education Institutes

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This is the most common question that is asked by the decision-makers of education institutions. Especially in higher education.

Higher education institution's data is subjected to a data breach or data theft. As it has all kinds of data from financial records, endless student records from all the years, important research papers, patents, etc.

Let’s know what are the threats that are hovering over your data

  • Malware
  • Phishing
  • Obsolete/outdated technology
  • Unawareness towards the volubility of data
  • Human error

There many more in the line as threats are evolving with the technology as well.

What is the role of cloud-based education ERP?

Cloud-based Education ERP is a software solution for educational institutions. To reorganize, standardize business practices and alignment of technology to manage complete data management.

It stores all the data on the cloud by three types of services i.e. SaaS (Software-as-a-Service), On-premises, and Hybrid.

Education ERP aka Student Information System fast-tracks academic operations via automation. It increases the productivity of the institutions.

Leaving all your data on a cloud-based Education ERP might feel risky.

Sometimes it is tough to understand its functionalities. It should be noted that the cloud is a secure platform to store & manage your data. But the security is a shared responsibility of vendors and institutions.

Here is how the cloud offers the security of data-

You get control of all the data from the single platform

People who are fans of a cloud-based data management system love the control they have over their data. The admin can offer the privilege to any user with customizable access to functions to handle various departments.

Cloud gives you the facility of encryption, multiple authentications, and access management via a single platform.

You get rid of human interventions in data management

The institutions which use their server or they control the data physically. If you understand the processing of the education world you know that the data created by institutions are endless. And it is next to impossible to keep all the data with complete safety and immune to damage.

Many people have access to an on-campus data server. No matter how many types of securities (CCTV, multiple checkpoints for an identity check, etc. ) you install to enter the data room.

It is always prone to data breaches and one humane mistake can cause the whole management system to halt causing loss of data, time, and money.

The plus point with most cloud providers is that they back up the data to multiple locations that cease the chance of data loss.

Moreover, the recovery of data from the cloud is quite easy and it minimizes human error to zero.

Additional benefits of cloud-based Education ERP

24x7x365 connectivity and uptime of the system for the end-user to make full use of the software.

Cloud-hosted server management is taken care of by experts and you need not worry about hiring server administrators and IT team to do so.

Server upkeep, maintenance, upgrades, patches are all taken care of by the Cloud Service provider.

Cloud-hosted server configuration can be changed on-demand as compared to fixed configurations for on-premise servers. It gives endless flexibility with hardware configurations in case required in cloud hosting.

Managed backup services are better in Cloud hosting, which can give suitable disaster recovery options in case the servers fail.


Leaving all your important data to new technology can be overwhelming. But if you understand the technology thoroughly it can benefit you and your institute amazingly. Cloud-based Education ERP can reorganize and standardize administrative operations of educational institutions.

Do you know cloud-based solutions can give a high-value disaster recovery solution for data of your institute?

Learn more about the amazing benefits of cloud-based ERP solution by our experts.

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