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Kim Anselmo, The Resource Group

Why Consider ERP in the Cloud


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The Resource Group has been implementing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for 27 years, and the cloud is the biggest technological innovation affecting our industry since Windows overtook DOS. So why would you want to move your ERP system to the cloud? Here are 3 good reasons why now is a great time to move to the cloud, specifically with Intacct.

 

Better security.
There are a lot of people who believe that an on-premise system is more secure than a cloud solution. That's just not true. If you have an on-premise ERP system, you're relying on your internal IT or an external IT team to guarantee that nobody can breach your server. Data security is a very complex issue. With a cloud-based vendor like Intacct, they have teams of people who work on security and focus both on their data centers and on the application to ensure that your data is secure. Let's face it. They can’t afford to have a single breach of security.

 

Better uptime.
An on-premise system can be pretty fragile. You have server maintenance that has to be done, upgrades, and there are lots of reasons why your ERP system may not be available when you need it. And servers can crash. With a cloud-based solution, there are systems in place to ensure a high level of uptime. In fact, Intacct has a Buy with Confidence guarantee ensuring you will have an uptime of 99.8%. You can access your software and data anywhere, anytime, with basically any device.

 

Disaster preparedness.
The third reason is probably the most compelling reason of all, and that's disaster preparedness. We recently engaged in a project to look at whether or not we’re prepared for a disaster. During our research, we found that the American Red Cross stated that up to 40% of businesses will never open their doors after a natural disaster. I don't want to be one of those companies, and I'm sure you don't either. So, why is a cloud-based solution important here? It's because of that uptime and because they have data centers that are around the world. With Intacct, they guarantee that in an event of a natural disaster around one of their data centers, your system will be available to you within 24 hours and that you will never lose more than 2 hours of data.

 

You certainly cannot guarantee that with an on-premise system. If you are interested in learning more, please download our white paper, "7 Game Changing Trends." Or contact us if you have any questions.

 

by Marty Schillaci, The Resource Group

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