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What Are Some Best Practices for Migrating to the Cloud?

Although the cloud is rapidly becoming a permanent fixture in the IT landscape, companies are still determining whether migrating to a distributed computing architecture is the right move for them. They can rest assured that the cloud lowers costs and boosts efficiency levels.

However, in order to reap the maximum benefits of the cloud, best practices should be followed to ensure that the migration goes smoothly. Read on to learn what you should keep in mind when moving to the cloud.

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Cloud vs. On-premise ERP Deployment: What You Need to Know

In the past decade, the cloud has become a fixture in the enterprise IT landscape. Companies run entire workloads in the cloud, including mission-critical applications.

Applications such as ERP systems are now available in cloud versions, but are they right for you? Read on to learn what the major differences are between cloud and on-premise ERP deployments.

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Webinar: Trusting the Microsoft Cloud

For you to realize the benefits of the cloud, you must be willing to entrust your cloud provider with one of your most valuable assets – your data.

If you’re considering moving your business systems to the cloud, then you’re invited to join this webinar as Pham Nguyen of Microsoft discusses Microsoft Azure.

Thursday, June 29
4pm EST / 1pm PST

Register Now!

This webinar will explore:

  • Security – How we keep your data safe.
  • Privacy – How you own and control your data.
  • Transparency – How your data is stored and accessed.
  • Compliance – How we conform to global standards.
  • Protection – How we backup and restore your instances.

If you invest in a cloud service, you must be able to trust that your data is safe, that the privacy of your data is protected, and that you retain ownership of and control over your data – that it will only be used in a way that is consistent with your expectations.

Join us and learn why Azure should be your trusted cloud.


Customizations: Advantage Traditional On-Premise Software?

Even with all the buzz about SaaS ERP solutions, there are still arguments about why it makes sense to maintain a traditional, on-premise software approach. One of the strongest arguments revolves around customizations. Do the benefits of a SaaS approach to ERP outweigh the apparent advantage of traditional solutions?

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Measuring Success for Cloud Based ERP Implementations

The recent Beyond ERP report from Price Waterhouse Cooper claims that investments in cloud based (Software as a Service) ERP solutions will double while traditional ERP implementations will fall by 30 percent. While some attribute this to the cost savings that often come with SaaS offerings, much of the increased interest is likely because people have come to understand that the software and data in the cloud can be just as secure as if it were hosted on-site. With the myth that the cloud is insecure having been squashed, companies without the resources to host and support enterprise grade software like ERP applications have found SaaS offerings to be a perfect fit. However, when the software implementation does not take place at your location how do you accurately measure success?

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Three Questions that Help Determine if a Cloud Based ERP Solution is Right for You

The “cloud” is no longer a dirty word when mentioned in business meetings. Nor is it considered a trend; it has become a reality for many types of computing resources. Enterprise resource planning solutions are no stranger to the cloud. Most enterprise grade ERP solutions have a cloud based option as do many of the SME offerings. However, if you are considering moving your ERP application to the cloud, you have to first understand why it would make sense for your organization. To do that, you need to answer a few questions first.

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Even More Reasons for the Cloud

For years experts have been telling everyone about the huge benefits of moving from a traditional, in-house ERP system to a cloud-based solution. Having business data available on-demand wherever and whenever employees need it means higher levels of productivity and greater efficiency. Off-loading IT infrastructure and internal resources to professionals who provide reliable services at a predictable cost. It may not be new, but now more than ever is a great time for an organization to strongly consider moving to a cloud-based ERP solution.

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How Cloud Based ERP Solutions Benefit You

Statistics show that majority of businesses have saved money by moving to the cloud. Once thought to be a huge security risk, businesses now welcome the cloud with open arms because they see the many benefits that Software as a Solution (SaaS) has to offer as far as:

  • Scalability
  • Reduced management costs
  • Reduced training costs
  • Lower infrastructure costs
  • Disaster recovery
  • Accessibility

These benefits apply to ERP solutions that are hosted in the cloud as well. Companies that choose to implement cloud based enterprise resource planning such as Microsoft Dynamics have seen these benefits almost immediately, and those who are looking to upgrade to the new AX7 release should feel comfortable knowing that this recent version is moving to a cloud first approach with this solution.

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5 Benefits to Cloud Based ERP Solutions

There was a time when businesses avoided cloud-based solutions at all costs.

Over time, however, people began to realize that moving data and applications to a reputable cloud vendor wouldn’t trigger a series of catastrophic events that they once feared. Once early adopters reported how satisfied they were with their decision to utilize the cloud, other businesses began to take notice and it became a serious option for most technical solutions. Nowadays, statistics show that of the 87 percent of small to medium sized businesses who have adopted cloud-based services, 43 percent wish that they had made the move sooner.

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