When purchasing new business technology do you fall into the trap of taking the path of least resistance? What I mean by that is, do you choose your technology based solely on whatever pain point you have at the time without considering whether the choice will solve future issues or simply create more? Chances are, if you choose the path of least resistance, you are likely to run into issues such as the technology you chose eventually becoming outdated, your organization growing beyond what the solution can support or locking yourself into a relationship with a vendor who’s not the best fit for your business.
To survive and thrive in today’s world you have to be in control of what makes your company vulnerable and for most companies their technology infrastructure, the systems that they use to store and manipulate their mission critical data, is one of those things. Modern businesses have become reliant upon access to these applications, such as ERP or CRM systems for a multitude of reasons.
But, the question is, how do you take control? To be in total control you have to have multiple access points to your applications and data. The reason for this being, that as much as you’d like to think you are immune from natural disasters and malicious attacks, these things happen to organizations just like yours every day. And, if you only have one or two points of failure you may be very vulnerable. Two of the main advantages the cloud offers are multiple access points to your information and increased protection from cyber-attacks.
Enterprise Resource Planning, or ERP for short. has traditionally been an onsite application for medium to large companies. However, this strategy can make your organization a sitting duck. The longer a company utilizes this type of system, the more dependent they become on it. Furthermore, if the unthinkable were to happen operations would likely grind to a halt and historical data would be lost forever. Another downside that comes with a traditional ERP deployment is that you have to retool your infrastructure every few years to keep pace with growth. The good news is, there is another option that lets you avoid many of these issues. It’s called Cloud ERP.
There are many great Cloud ERP vendors to choose from, but one of the fastest rising superstars in the Cloud ERP arena is Acumatica. This company has doubled their customer base in the last two years and is on track to do the same in 2016. Acumatica is one of the few Cloud ERP platforms that allows you to completely control your data and your environment. What that means for you, is that you will have total control of your company’s vulnerability, making you better prepared for disasters and cyber-attacks. You will also be better able to adapt to technological innovations while saving money when compared to a traditional ERP deployment.
Are you ready to gain control of your company’s most critical information?
By: Allen Finch, Intelligent Technologies, Inc., A NC Acumatica partner