Cloud Solutions: Simple, Practical, and Commonsense

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Business is changing so quickly these days. What people need, how quickly they need it, everything is happening faster, and thanks to technology, businesses have been able to transform to this new world of commerce. The way to making the transition as smooth as possible lies in the cloud.

Much like doctors’ offices and school systems who finally turn everything digital instead of having millions of filing cabinets in their offices, cloud computing means that the physical servers of the past can retire, and that IT infrastructure is migrated to the cloud and hosted off-site at data centers—aka the cloud. These applications are accessed by the company’s users via the internet as opposed to on-premise software.

The cloud has proven itself to be not just a fad but a beneficial addition to businesses and individuals alike. Here are a few reasons why:

  1. Time and Money

Operating in the cloud means that you no longer have to purchase, update, and maintain servers, databases, and networking equipment. You no longer have to be concerned about software upgrades, since cloud-based solutions remain up-to-date continually.  You also don’t need to pull your staff members off more pressing projects to maintain servers, databases, or to manage software upgrades. Concerns about computer hardware and upgrades becomes a thing of the past, and you’ll know that everyone is on the same page.

  1. Security

Thanks to frequent, and automatic, updates, the security provided by cloud IT is much higher than onsite data storage. Data encryptions and firewalls, among other things, protect your data, which is being managed by teams of IT experts that most small to medium businesses could not afford on their own. It isn’t just safe from cybercriminals, but from mother nature, too.

Recovery from instances of power outages and natural disasters is faster, more affordable, and easier when using cloud-based technology.

  1. Flexibility

When your business is connected to the cloud, this means users can interact with the data from anywhere. The opportunities open for flexibility in work, allowing employees to work from the office, the home, or wherever they are. This is an added benefit in a time where the country is overwhelmed by labor shortages as well as customers who want answers quickly. The cloud allows for both problems to have easy solutions. You can decide who has access to which data and applications and how it is shared across your organization, and then your staff has immediate and flexible access to the information it needs.

  1. Online Availability

The Covid-19 pandemic changed life in many ways, including the way people shop. Because stores were inaccessible, people flocked to online retailers, and now that customers are allowed back in stores, many still prefer to shop from the comfort of their own home. Ecommerce is fast and convenient, and cloud computing is an easy, affordable platform with which to provide this option. Mobile point of sale, contactless checkout, and choice in delivery options are also possibilities thanks to the cloud.

While it might be hard to find motivation to leave what you are familiar with, transitioning to the cloud brings benefits that will help move companies into the future. On-premise systems just aren’t sustainable for the long-term. When you think about what your company could be missing out on, choosing cloud computing just makes sense.

Combining cloud solutions with your ERP systems will transform and harmonize your company’s data allowing it to be available to everyone who needs access to it in real time. Add in artificial intelligence and machine learning, and the data can be used to predict outcomes that will advance your company to the head of the game, helping your managers make well informed decisions about anything, from the supply chain, staff rewards and productivity, pricing, operations, and sales forecasting.

It’s hard to embrace change, but the consultants at Godlan are experts at what they do. To learn more about Godlan, Infor Syteline ERP, and the cloud, visit www.Godlan.com today, or give us a call at 586.464.4400.

 

 

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