Dell revealed plans to offer hosting services for Microsoft Dynamics GP and a suite of other services starting next year.
Making use of Dell’s PartnerDirect program, the company famous for its desktop PCs promises to lend customers experienced SaaS systems integrators and consultants. Prices for the full packages, including the Boomi integration, start at $565 per month. For implementation service, prices start at $5,000.
Dell is by no means the first service provider on the block to offer Dynamics GP hosting or other cloud services, but the fact that such a large corporation has stepped into the ring and partnered with companies like Microsoft on this venture demonstrates that SaaS ERP is really starting to gain momentum.
Furthermore, Dell is specifically targeting small and medium-sized businesses with its cloud application stack, hoping to provide a way out of the costly and time-consuming monotony that many SMBs face with aging, inefficient legacy applications. By providing affordable maintenance-free alternatives, SaaS providers are making entry into ERP more realistic for those companies that may not have the working budget to otherwise afford it.
Many of those companies, he explained, are turning to SaaS solutions as an upgrade strategy for their legacy systems. To do that, they will need support beyond simply being handed the keys to a shiny new ERP system. Data conversion and a smooth transition from their old systems are serious concerns. This means it is still extremely important to work with a competent and experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP partner for integration, customization (such as reporting), training, and support. You can find the right Microsoft Dynamics GP in your local area at www.erpsoftwareblog.com.
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