Are You Loving Cloud ERP? See What’s New for 2017
Unless you live on a deserted island, I bet you have heard of the cloud. You can’t go anywhere without seeing someone on a smartphone or tablet. It’s also become a must have in many offices. Most software, including Acumatica Cloud ERP, Sage 300 and Sage 100 is either cloud-based or available in a cloud-based version. These cloud ERP systems add powerful resources to today’s office technology.
Download our whitepaper, Benefits of the Cloud to learn more. We also have a live webinar, What You Need to Know About the Cloud, scheduled for Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM CST. This webinar is free but you do need to register. Join us to learn what you need to know about cloud computing to make informed decisions about your IT deployment and infrastructure.
Here is what will be new in 2017 in the world of cloud computing:
Businesses are Moving to the Cloud
Despite the prevalence of cloud-based software, some businesses still aren’t in the cloud. As more businesses catch on to the many benefits of the cloud-based approach—better data access, real time analytics, less cost—more will join the cloud. Fortunately, the cloud can expand to accommodate these and many more businesses. Shared servers, easier partitioning, and other cloud resources will help fit these late adopters onto the cloud along with the others already reaping the benefits.
Security, Automation, and Legacy Systems Remain Challenging
Throughout the cloud computing world, three areas have consistently remained challenging: security, automation, and legacy systems.
Security remains the top concern for cloud computing providers. They take great care to secure their clients’ data, but sophisticated hackers continue their work, too. New security measures continue to grow out of the challenges faced by cloud companies.
Automation is also important. Automating tasks, especially routine tasks, can save businesses a great deal of time. Automated backups, for example, can ensure that your data is safely stored in case of system failures or other problems. These and other automated tasks can add great value to your cloud system.
Legacy systems aren’t as much of an issue for Sage customers as the software company has committed to regular updates that bring the latest technology to existing systems.
In the past, companies touted an all or nothing approach that focused on an all-cloud strategy. Today, many cloud computing companies recognize that some businesses still need to keep one foot in legacy systems and one in the cloud. These so-called hybrid systems blend traditional technology with cloud solutions so that businesses achieve a flexible model that suits their needs. Gartner predicted that 50% of all companies will use a hybrid cloud model by 2017.
Growth of the Public Cloud
Clouds are divided into public and private spaces. Private clouds are hosted by companies (usually large companies) to provide cloud-based software to their own users. Public clouds are those shared by many users. A good example of a public cloud is Google Docs; this storage facility welcomes millions daily to work on documents and store them in a public cloud.
The public cloud is expected to continue to grow throughout 2017, with both businesses and individuals driving demand for cloud space.
Are you keeping up with cloud technology?
We can see that cloud computing offers countless benefits and is constantly changing to keep up with the times. When you have made the decision to move to Cloud ERP, Mindover Software has the products and systems you need to be successful. Acumatica Cloud ERP is an easy-to-use and powerful cloud ERP solution available for small and midsized businesses.
We also offer Sage ERP software including Sage 300 and Sage 100, designed for businesses looking to improve efficiency, productivity, and profitability with one solution. These options are available both on-premises and in the cloud. If you already have a Sage ERP implementation, we can work with you to add web capabilities to your software.
It’s time to explore the benefits of moving your ERP software to the cloud and see for yourself how Mindover Software can position your company for success. If you are ready to make a move to the cloud, contact us.