With so much talk about how best to adapt to a crisis, and how to use a crisis as an opportunity for innovative problem-solving, it’s no surprise that technology solutions are taking centerstage. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, I had many discussions with businesses that had established a multi-year digital transformation plan, so the need to change now wasn’t considered an immediate necessity. But the pandemic forced many businesses to switch their focus on implementing today rather than waiting.
In order for businesses to remain operational during the lockdown, the need to quickly pivot and continue operations in a new post-pandemic reality meant making important but immediate and necessary changes.
Now more than ever, we’re witnessing how possible it is to leverage technology in previously unimaginable ways to aid businesses willing to face challenges for the sake of business continuity. But as eager as many are, similar questions arise:
“Will an integrated ERP solution scale as my business grows?”
“How can I run in real-time and drive profit?”
“Can change be affordable?”
Now is the best time to establish priorities, so your business can accelerate its digital transformation and increase resilience post-pandemic. And now is the best time to consider moving from on-premise to the cloud.
Enter SAP Business One Cloud, now in the cloud!
With SAP Business One, you’ve already made the investment to strengthen your business, giving it the advantage of industry-leading software that provides:
But businesses are consistently being challenged by factors that can often be out of their control—that doesn’t mean you can’t continue to build a more resilient business and optimize costs.
How can you so this? By migrating from on-premise to cloud, you’ll achieve the scale and security you need to meet today’s business challenges and prepare for whatever tomorrow has to offer.
Private cloud? Public cloud? What’s the difference?
Understanding the distinction between cloud options is essential, and finding the right model for your needs is key. And consider these questions: Are you a small business or start-up concerned with costs? Do you have a mixed computing and investment strategy that would dictate what is the best cloud option for you?
Cloud is a type of computing that uses servers, networks, storage, development tools, and other applications are enabled through the internet. It’s an appealing model for many organizations, since investment costs are low and there is no need to purchase equipment, train employees, and provide ongoing maintenance—a cloud hosting provider can handle these for you.
Private Cloud Hosted—Managed Services
If your business is weary about sharing computing resources on a public cloud, then a private, managed service is ideal—it is a customized, business-specific solution run by a third-party provider on behalf of the client. It’s a private cloud with dedicated resources for each client and is extremely stable. A private cloud environment also gives you complete control over data and security.
SAP-Hosted Public Cloud
Basically speaking, any shared public cloud has multiple organizations sharing the same infrastructure. When you connect to a public cloud, this means you’re accessing computing resources hosted on data centres that are managed by third parties, and you’re being connected via an internet connection—these resources are not on-premise, so you don’t own the resources (such as servers) and you don’t maintain them.
Private Cloud–Non-Managed Services
The private, non-managed cloud essentially means your business is paying for resources based on what it uses. This is a great option for controlling costs and helping businesses scale.
Our SAP Business One Practice Experts support our customers in both private and public cloud hosted environments. You can select a standard licensing model, or combine it with SAP Business One Cloud using subscription licensing and cloud hosting. Since running in the cloud saves you on investments like hardware infrastructure and hiring IT experts to manage and support the solution, the total cost of ownership is reduced. And unlike other software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, SAP Business One costs are tailored to your needs and simple to understand with terms based on the number of users and the contract duration.
We support every aspect of cloud migration, securely and efficiently—and all based on your needs and terms—with local experts who understand your business and its needs, so you can spend more time focusing on your business and less time and money on managing and securing your infrastructure.
With SAP Business One Cloud, your organization can deploy software quickly across your entire business, so you can accelerate time-to-value and quickly see your investment work with the benefits of an integrated approach to business management. And it will help you effectively run a leaner, smarter, more connected business that is agile and ready for almost anything. Whether it’s a pandemic or a different set of critical circumstances that can generally impact your business, I’m confident that SAP Business One Cloud is an exceptional choice for you.
Eager to see how the cloud can open doors of opportunity for your business? We’re ready to help you at every stage of your cloud migration.
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