How Much It Costs to Keep Dynamics GP Out of the Cloud

When it comes to making significant technology updates, it’s natural to hesitate – especially if you aren’t sure how to prove that the change will bring value to your business.  However, there is a lot of value to be gained by moving your Dynamics GP system to the cloud, and we can help you prove it.

In terms of features and resources, the current release of Dynamics GP is better suited to cloud than it is to on-premises deployments. As a result, you could end up spending more by not switching to the cloud when you upgrade or choosing an on-premises deployment if you are starting to use Dynamics GP for the first time.

Upgrading Dynamics GP

If you are running an older version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, you are probably feeling some pressure to upgrade – whether it’s from a desire for the benefits of the new features or because the version that you are on is no longer supported.

Dynamics GP 2016 brings with its release a host of desirable new features – but they come at a performance cost on older systems.  In order to upgrade and stay on-premises, you may need to upgrade costly server infrastructure.

However, cost and time savings can be achieved by moving to the cloud when you upgrade.

See if it makes financial sense for your business here.

The Challenges of Staying On-Premises

  • It can be costly & hinder growth. If your company foresees growth in the future, staying on-premises can be quite costly. In order to keep up with the need for additional resources, you would have to invest time and money on expensive infrastructure upgrades. A cloud solution clears these obstacles, as it does not call for an initial outlay of cash and it allows you the flexibility to grow by simply paying for the additional resources you need.
  • It is unavailable off-premises. Staying on-premises confines your access to company data by denying you access when off-premises. This challenges the work dynamic of your team and can hinder your team’s ability to collaborate, especially when traveling abroad. However, when choosing a cloud solution, you are choosing to have access to your data, via the Internet, from anywhere in the world. With this feature, you have the ability to enhance your team’s collaboration and gain a better work dynamic.
  • There are risks of regulatory compliance. By managing your own server you’re taking regulatory compliance into your own hands, which can be risky. Providers of cloud solutions ensure regulatory compliance in terms of security, including industry-specific standards.
  • You must manage data loss. For modern businesses, breaches of data and data loss can be incredibly costly in terms of both money and company reputation. By syncing data and providing continual backups, a cloud solution ensures that your data is never lost.
  • You are in control of system reliability. With an on-premise server, you are in charge of guaranteeing a certain amount of uptime. This means that you must pay a team to ensure everything is always up and running. Even still, it may not be very reliable. However, with a cloud service, you’re guaranteed that uptime.

On-Premises solutions lack reliability, scalability, and accessibility. All of these can hinder your company from reaching its full potential and can cause many obstacles when trying to achieve company growth. If your company has experienced these challenges, it’s likely that it’s time to move away from your on-premises systems to a cloud solution. Cloud solutions provide many benefits and crucial features—in fact, there are no significant downsides to making this transition. By taking this step and transitioning away from on-premises equipment, most companies save considerable amounts of money.

Find out how much you could save by moving to the cloud with our instant calculator

By Socius, a Cloud Dynamics Provider (www.socius1.com)

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