Evaluating enterprise resource planning (ERP) or business management software can be challenging, and deciding how to take advantage of the cloud adds another layer of complexity. Your decisions will have important consequences for your organization’s long-term growth and profitability, so it’s essential to choose wisely.
Running some or all of IT operations in the cloud—a form of outsourcing—is popular because of these potential advantages:
- Low startup costs and short time to benefit
- Low initial hardware requirements—particularly attractive when capital is tight
- Simple software management and system administration, which can help trim the IT budget
- The ability to quickly scale IT capacity to fit sales swings or rapid growth so that fixed expenses move to the variable column
Any business solution you consider should offer cloud computing options that accommodate your unique deployment requirements. For security or compliance reasons, it may be appropriate to run some mission-critical applications on premises, while other applications may be better suited for the cloud. Another option is a hybrid approach, which involves a phased transition of your IT operations to the cloud.
Let the Cloud Help Transform Your Business
Microsoft is committed to providing cloud support on your terms, enabling you to choose the deployment strategy that’s right for your business today. With Microsoft business solutions, you have the flexibility to choose between on-premises deployment, a variety of cloud deployment offerings—including Microsoft Azure or a private cloud delivered through the Microsoft Dynamics partner channel—or a blend of both. Take your business forward with the combined strength of our proven product capabilities and flexible deployment models.
Customer Success Story
Small and midsize businesses around the world count on Microsoft Dynamics to help them achieve profitable growth through greater operational control, improved employee productivity and deeper insight. Effekt, a performing arts organization, offers this enthusiastic review: “By selecting a [Microsoft] cloud-based solution, we have a complete, ready-to-run IT environment from day one. This ensures that we are up and running fast, without us having to think about anything related to IT. A cloud-based solution fits like a glove with our desire to simplify and streamline.”
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