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Barry Knaster, the Knaster Technology Group

5 Actual Reasons Why Clients Picked Cloud for Dynamics GP

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This summer Colorado has been stricken with over a dozen wildfires, resulting in a hazy sky on most days and the smell of smoke very vivid in the air.  It was with great relief then that this past week rain arrived almost every day. I certainly gained a new appreciation for rainy and cloudy skies.

As well, a newfound appreciation of the Cloud in the context of ERP software deployment. During June I had two customers choose the Cloud for deploying Dynamics GP. Countless whitepapers, articles, and blogs promote the benefits of the Cloud, but sharing real life examples of why customers decided to embrace this method of deployment provides some practical perspective.  Here are the top five reasons my two clients went Cloud :

  • Infrastructure.  In one case the customer had older servers and workstations resulting in a significant investment to upgrade to current state of the art.  The other customer was a startup, with limited  cashflow preventing an upfront investment in infrastructure.
  • Licensing. For both of the customers, initial upfront software licensing costs were prohibitive.  By going to the monthly fee structure of Cloud computing , they achieved the payment flexibility necessary to absorb the expense ratably against future projected revenue streams.
  • Personnel. Neither customer had IT employees on staff to configure, manage, and update an on premise implementation of Dynamics GP.
  • Convenience. The availability of anytime, anywhere accss to their accounting data was a significant benefit of the Cloud
  • Completeness. Total costs of implementation are easier to estimate and monitor, eliminating unexpected cost overages and surprise implementation fees- which was a welcome relief for both clients.

By Barry Knaster, the Knaster Technology Group, Microsoft Dynamics GP Certified Silver Partner




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