Part 4: Use the Power of the Cloud On Your Terms
This is the fourth post in our five-part series “Five Tips to Boost Your Company’s Financial Health,” which is focused on the importance of utilizing a proven financial management system to run a better business. We previously discussed
Use the Power of the Cloud On Your Terms
In every part of life and business, we’re becoming completely enveloped in the cloud. Data, systems and tools accessible through the web are becoming the norm, but what about the systems you use to manage your core business processes? How do you decide if it’s the right time to move your systems to the cloud? And does it have to be all or nothing?
First, let’s talk about the advantages of moving to the cloud—namely accessibility and savings. You can make it easier for the right employees to securely access financial systems and data from wherever they are. When you give your users this type of access, they always have all the info they need and their productivity goes up. Everybody wins.
When it comes to cost, the cloud offers real savings in your IT budget. You’ll spend less on software and system maintenance, so you can use those resources elsewhere. You’ll reduce the burden on your IT staff, so you can get more out of the headcount you have. And it’s easier to stay up-to-date with the latest and greatest technology and tools.
But ultimately, your approach to the cloud boils down to comfort and choice. And Microsoft Dynamics gives you both.
- If you want to have a Microsoft reselling partner host your financial management system or deploy it in the cloud, that’s great.
- If you want to make just a portion of your solution available via the web, Microsoft Dynamics ERP has report viewers, for example, that you can make accessible via a web browser.
- Or if you want to set up a “private cloud” that gives your team the ability to login to your financial management system through a personal, secure site that you own and manage, you can do that, too.