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Sikich Boston

To Be Or Not To Be In The ERP Cloud


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And while I’m quoting Shakespeare, let’s consider another pearl of wisdom from the great bard:  Much Ado about Nothing (actually the title of one of his plays). But hark!  I am NOT saying that the cloud is a trivial topic.  On the contrary, I think it’s important for companies exploring ERP options to evaluate cloud solutions as part of their search.

So why do I reference Shakespeare’s “Much Ado about Nothing?”  Because in the end, in its very simplest terms, the difference between ERP on premises and ERP in the cloud boils down to where the server resides.  On premises?  That’s easy.  It’s in your office.  In the cloud?  OK.  That could be a lot of places but trust me, that server is in a building somewhere.  It’s not hovering overhead in a puffy white cloud.  We call it the cloud because…well that’s where it starts to get complicated.

Here’s my best suggestion for gaining a deeper understanding of what the cloud is really about and whether it’s a good choice for your ERP system.  Read what the experts have to say.  Toward that end, I’d like to point you to a few great sources.

Reviora’s article:  “Cloud Dynamics – Oxymoron?”

White paper brought to you by Altico Advisors:  “35 Questions Every CFO Needs to Ask about ERP in the Cloud.”

There are also several pages on our Web site dedicated to the cloud.  You can start with the page on Deployment Options  and from there you can link to the pages on Microsoft Dynamics GP in the Cloud and Microsoft Dynamics CRM in the Cloud.

Or just call us at 508-485-5588 to speak with a cloud specialist.

Submitted by Altico Advisors, Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner for Manufacturing and Distribution serving New Hampshire (NH)

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