Sage has recently introduced a new program designed to facilitate and simplify the process of moving your Sage 100 data and system to the cloud. Let’s take a closer look at the details and benefits of the new Sage Partner Cloud framework.
What is Sage Partner Cloud?
In a nutshell, Sage has created tools, forged strategic partnerships, and developed a framework for Sage Authorized partners to assist you in moving your Sage 100 software to the cloud. This new Sage Partner Cloud program includes two options for moving to the cloud, one of which leverages the power of Microsoft Azure, a widely-used and well-respected cloud hosting platform.
Top Benefits of Sage 100 in the Cloud
A few of the top benefits that customers experience when moving their ERP to the cloud include:
Security: Top-tier cloud hosting providers invest heavily in data and systems security at a level that’s cost-prohibitive for many small and mid-sized businesses. In short, your data is likely more secure (from things like cyberattacks) in a hosting environment than on your own servers.
Uptime: Top cloud providers boast 99.99% uptime. You also benefit from redundancy measures, such as automatic backups, so in the rare event that a server does go down, you’re up and running again faster than most companies can resolve a similar “server down” situation in-house.
Open and Flexible: Microsoft Azure is an open and flexible cloud-computing platform that allows you to easily dial up and adjust technology resources to scale with your business without having to buy, install, and configure new equipment as you grow. What’s more, the open architecture “plays well” with 3rd party applications which is important for Sage 100 customers using some of the most popular integrated add-ons for payroll, E-Invoicing, sales tax automation, and others.
Cost Savings: Investing in hardware, servers, and IT staff can be very expensive and, in the long run, unpredictable. The upfront and ongoing costs to purchase, setup, and maintain your own data servers and hire the staff to support it (or pay outsourced IT) can add up quickly.
All the Benefit, None of the Hassle
Sage Partner Cloud was developed to deliver all the benefits of running your Sage 100 software in the cloud without any disruption to your business or having to implement and learn a new ERP system. In short, it’s the same Sage 100 you know and love, but with the added benefit of security, reliability, flexibility, and cost savings that comes with a cloud deployment.
Contact us to learn more about Sage 100 cloud migration options or with any questions about what the process entails.