As organisations both large and small continue their never-ending quest to find ways to do things better, faster and more affordably, cloud computing remains a hot topic of interest. For many businesses the decision today is not whether to move to the cloud, but which systems and processes should be transitioned to a cloud environment.
One of the key forces driving this decision is the recognition that on-premise infrastructure can be costly, inflexible and quickly become superseded by a new, faster system. Fortunately the burdens imposed on companies through the purchase and maintenance of software, servers and other equipment are no longer necessary. Cloud computing can provide a welcome alternative, while also offering a range of additional benefits.
For Infor SunSystems users there is now the opportunity to take advantage of the benefits of moving to the cloud. Many of our customers are exploring the private cloud version of SunSystems and are liking what they see.
The advantages of a cloud-based SunSystems environment are many and include:
Reduced total cost of ownership: The international research firm Gartner has calculated that the yearly cost of owning and maintaining software applications can be up to four times the cost of the initial purchase. The cloud version of SunSystems dramatically reduces these costs via an affordable subscription-based pricing model. You simply move your existing licenses to the latest cloud platforms without the need for a heavy upfront investment.
Security and stability: Delivered as a private cloud service, your SunSystems solution is isolated and secure. Privacy of data is assured through our secure SunSystems servers. There is no need to be concerned that your data will be accessed by anyone not authorised.
Mobility: There is an increasing demand for mobility in business systems to keep up with the way that people now work, spending more of their day working outside a regular office environment. SunSystems in the cloud allows you to access the system anywhere, anytime and from any computer or device with an internet connection. This supports collaboration, while decision making becomes faster and better informed.
Flexibility: Your cloud-based SunSystems solution can be customised to meet your evolving needs. The system can be integrated with your existing hosted or on-premise systems, allowing the solution to grow with your organisation.
Have control: Unlike other SaaS products, all upgrades are still treated as a separate project – which means the client is in control of the upgrade, rather than driven by the vendor’s cycle. At the same time your Windows environment is continuously monitored, ensuring it is patched, secure and backed up.
Performance: By implementing a purpose-built SunSystems platform, you can improve collaboration, enhance the efficiency of your team and boost productivity. This will require some work with a consultant, however is well worth the investment to tailor the system to your specific requirements.
With businesses today under increasing pressure to do more with less, it’s worth taking the time to look into the cloud alternative for SunSystems.
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