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“What If” Scenarios Help to Align your ERP Software Security Needs with your Software as a Service (SaaS) Provider

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Different SaaS offerings have different levels of security. Finding the perfect match can prove challenging because your unique business needs differ from other companies'. First thing you’ll want to do is assess your security concerns, making a detailed list of “what if” scenarios that could gravely affect your business. Here are a few key examples to help you get started:

  • What if the data stored online was made available to the wrong areas of your company? You need to set strict guidelines and restrictions to make sure private information remains private and public data can be accessed easily. When your SaaS provider has a clear view of what areas need a security check, then they can create an optimal environment for both your secure and public information.
  • What if there’s downtime? Although SaaS offerings are getting better at promising almost 100% uptime, there is the small chance you could experience downtime with your data in the cloud. If your data is inaccessible for a period of time, how can you continue business? What are your options with your SaaS provider to get back on track fast? Make sure you are clear with your expectations of your SaaS provider so they can help you with maintaining business as usual.
  • What if data is lost? Many SaaS providers have back up options that can put your mind at ease. One security concern for most companies is not having in-house control of their data, but backup options avoid the big mess of data recovery, something no one wants or needs to experience.

Creating “what if” scenarios can help you prevent potential disasters or delays. In business, it’s important to see all sides of the spectrum, even if it’s imagining the unimaginable. This also helps your SaaS provider serve your company with the security needs it deserves. We hope this helps and if you have any questions around Microsoft Dynamics® ERP, please contact us. We are a Chicago IL Microsoft Gold Certified Partner serving the Midwest specializing in the implementation of Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics SL and Microsoft Dynamics CRM.


By Sikich, Microsoft Dynamics ERP Partner based out of Chicago


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