Do You Trust the Cloud with Your ERP?
Do you trust the cloud? Can you depend on outsiders to manage sensitive company data?
According to the Gartner group, it’s a matter of time before most ERP software solutions will be in the cloud. By 2018, Gartner predicts that at least 30% of service-oriented businesses will move their ERP to the cloud. A majority of executives will adopt cloud-based software in the next two years, according to a Forbes study/poll/article.
Cloud technology will reshape how businesses manage, safeguard and monetize data. Consequently, the cloud will change the way you manage your ERP software.
Adopting cloud technology is not without caveats. It’s a big change to access data through the web. The cloud offers many advantages, however. It is now possible to manage ERP software off-site, including security, software updates and backups.
Benefits of cloud-based ERP software
- business agility
- off-load high costs of IT hardware, labor and maintenance
- focus on core competencies
- accelerated implementation
- on demand scalability
- predictable expenditure
- lower software acquisition costs
The advantages are remarkable but deserve consideration. Most importantly, who owns and controls your data off-site? If you don’t have control of your data, there might be considerable upcharges. Some providers bill for storing data on the cloud and charge additional fees to view and access your own data.
Currently there is a tug of war happening. Software vendors will ask you to choose between hosting data on-premises or in the cloud. Before you choose, however, it’s imperative to review potential consequences for migrating to the cloud.
One Solution: On-premises and in the Cloud
With Synchronous Cloud there’s no need to choose. You own your data and the full operational environment.
The whole product replicates automatically in seconds, migrating from a hosted system in the cloud to your premises and back again.
Host your ERP application anywhere you choose:
- Run Synchronous cloud on dedicated, single-tenant hardware in a secure data center.
- Synchronous also works with many third-party cloud platforms, including Azure and Amazon.
Synchronous cloud provides complete control of your data wherever it is hosted.