As expected, 2015 is predicted to be another successful year for cloud computing. As a business systems provider, we are certainly noticing the rise in demand for cloud software solutions as decision-makers recognise the huge benefits cloud solutions can bring to their organisations. The benefits of mobility, improved productivity and reduced overall IT costs are just the starting point. In fact, the benefits are so great, NetSuite have reported that “companies are seeing a return on investment in less than five months.”
What is cloud computing?
The model behind cloud computing is fairly straightforward, it lets you run computer applications over the internet without having to install, manage or administer your own physical servers or software. By adopting the cloud you can run your organisations’ business management and IT systems with nothing more than a browser and an internet connection. If you are struggling to decide which software delivery would best suit your organisation have a read at our blog on this topic – On-Line, On-Premise, On-Cloud: What’s the Difference? or read about our Journey to The Cloud. There is no doubt that cloud software disrupts the traditional methods of delivering software solutions.
Why are businesses adopting cloud software solutions?
- Reduced overall IT costs – once you have adopted cloud software, the upgrades and maintenance of software happen automatically via cloud provisioning thus removing the cash and resource pains of upgrading. According to a recent Whitepaper, cloud-based business software cost 50% less than on-premise software over a four-year period for a 100-employee company.
- Ease of anytime, anywhere access – cloud computing is always powered up, in fact NetSuite commits to a 99.95% uptime rate, a percentage which is extremely difficult to achieve and sustain if you are managing your own IT. As a result, cloud software makes it easier to grow your business and support remote workers as they are not negatively affected by out-of-office working environments. Day or night – access from anywhere and any device.
- Server room and energy savings – according to a sustainability report published by NetSuite: “eliminating the need for on-premise hardware, cloud computing reduces overall server room electric consumption as well, which can save a mid-size businesses £6,375 or more per year.”
- Returns on Investment – one of many elements in an ROI and cost-benefit analysis is a comparison of the subscription costs of a cloud service to the licensing fees for a comparable on-premises software solution. For example, CallidusCloud recently adopted NetSuite cloud software and they have saved an outstanding £250,000 per annum on software licencing alone.
- Lower running costs and improved efficiency – sticking to existing software may seem like the easy option but this may lead to higher running costs in the long term. Cloud software can scale both up and down to suit your ever-changing business requirements ensuring productivity is never lost throughout your organisation.
- Faster decision-making – Cloud-based ERP solutions provide managers with real-time information they require for better informed and faster decision-making.
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Keeping up to date with the ever-changing cloud environment can be difficult which is why our award-winning team are always available to chat and answer any questions you may have. If you are interested in finding out more about the features of NetSuite, book a demonstration, and one of our product specialists will be in touch.
Find out how you can keep ahead of the ever-changing technological cloud computing landscape by contacting a member of our team today on 01355 581960 or firstname.lastname@example.org.