Why should established businesses get excited by the cloud?
Because, like any organisation, you have overheads: buildings, cost of sales, rates, utilities and, of course, staff costs. In difficult times like these, every little saving truly does help. Even for a small business, thousands are spent just on servers. Add to this the cost of configuring, upgrading and maintaining these as well as the overall network infrastructure, and IT soon features on the profit and loss report as a major cost centre.
With the cloud, there’s no need to outlay thousands on new servers, network infrastructure or expensive software titles. These are all available as SaaS (Software as a Service), including leading ERP solutions such as SAP Business One: an integrated business software solution. SAP Business One normally costs thousands of pounds per user, but it is now available, like most cloud solutions, for one, low cost, monthly rental fee, which by the way includes maintenance. This means that upgrades and maintenance services are all taken care of, so you can focus on what really matters: running your business.
What do you need?
Any everyday device of your choice (e.g. PC, laptop, tablet or even a mobile phone), an internet connection, and a subscription to the desired service.