Abel offers a choice of infrastructure options for running Abel ERP.

Our consultants can help you make the right choice for your business.

Infrastructure means the hardware, system software, network resources and services required to run your Abel ERP system. Abel offers several infrastructure options including On Premise, Hosted and Hybrid. With Abel you can choose the infrastructure option that works best for your business.

On Premise

On premise means the Abel ERP server hardware and database is located at your offices. On Premise deployment is suited to businesses that:

  • Wish to manage and control their own hardware and software infrastructure.
  • Want to access their ERP system locally rather than over the internet.
  • Face regulatory restrictions over where data can be stored.

Most Abel customers choose to run their Abel systems on premise. Those with multiple locations usually have an Abel server at each location. Refer Enterprise Management for how Abel handles multiple locations and head office consolidations.

Abel’s System Administrators Toolset provides robust tools for backup and day-to-day management of your Abel system by your own staff, negating the need for expensive IT support teams. Our Abel consultants provide assistance when required for example, Abel upgrades.


Hosted means the Abel ERP server hardware and database is located at a specialized data center rather than being located at your offices. The anytime-anywhere access and scalability offered by these services is suited to businesses that:

  • Have a fast and reliable Internet Service Provider.
  • Wish to outsource their IT responsibilities and have their Abel computer server housed and managed by a specialized IT service provider.
  • Wish to scale their capacity quickly and easily as their organization’s needs change.
  • Could continue normal business without their ERP system if the internet was unavailable.


Hybrid means a mixture of On Premise and Hosted. This strategy is suited to those businesses that want to manage some IT resources in house and contract other services to an external IT service provider.

The benefits of this solution vary on a case-by-case basis as they depend on what services you choose to run locally and what services you choose to outsource.

See also System Administrators Toolset.