An Introduction to Cloud
On-premise ERP software, rather than storing data in the cloud, stores information within a company’s internal server infrastructure.
It tends to be more expensive than cloud-based ERP systems and needs to be updated and serviced to stay current,
in addition to taking longer to implement.
On-premise ERP can however be customised which provides greater ROI for larger businesses with complex needs.
Cloud helps move a businesses’ IT expenditure to an operational cost, which can be manage monthly.
Advantages of Cloud ERP
Reduced hardware maintenance and energy costs
Less time spent on upgrades and backups
Options for creating additional users quickly and easily
Collaborate with different teams in different locations worldwide
Access business-critical information in real-time
Cloud-Enabled and Cloud Native
So, what’s the difference? Cloud-enabled applications are typically legacy software connected to the cloud.
Cloud native applications were designed and built in the cloud and have distinct advantages, such as scalability, faster implementations,
and more robust integrations with other software.
Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service created by Microsoft for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services through Microsoft-managed data centers. It provides:
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted. A connected device and browser are all users need to access and use the software.
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Develop, run and manage applications without the complexity of building and maintaining the infrastructure.
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Instead of putting up your own on-premise infrastructure, you get an instant computing infrastructure provisioned and managed over the internet.
Sage on Azure
Sage on Azure offers businesses a unique solution that ensures high availability, ease of accessibility, cost reduction from a hardware
and software perspective and many more benefits.