Three reasons to go cloud
Both Microsoft and SAP are now advocating standardized cloud-based solutions, which are often available in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. Your benefits?
1. Save cost and time
No upfront hardware and software license costs and lightning fast installation and configuration: a SaaS-based Microsoft or SAP suite provides significant cost and time savings even before it is deployed, thanks to its subscription-based model. Yet, that’s not all. Once your platform is up and running, you can save on software maintenance and updates.
“With traditional on-premise software and infrastructure, organizations tend to postpone updates because they take so much time and money to implement,” says Kristof Boury, lead expert finance. “In a cloud-based SaaS-model, Microsoft and SAP regularly push version and security updates as well as new features, automatically and at no extra cost. Moreover, with SaaS we see standardization replacing monolithic, highly customized ERP solutions. That also helps save costs. In fact, the more you can reduce maintenance and management costs, the more time and resources you’ll have available to implement new features that add extra business value.”