“There is nothing beyond the cloud- it is the final architecture”- CEO Zach Nelson- NetSuite

Companies are moving to a cloud based system, whether it be office 365, Google Docs, VOIP, Shared Files, ERP, CRM, Financial Planning and many more.

There are advantages when moving to the cloud:

  • Accessing the system anywhere at any time
  • Browser based so all you need is internet connection. There are cloud software which also handles offline, so when you are out of coverage, you can still enter and edit notes and it will sync automatically when you are back online
  • Reduces your IT infrastructure; the ability to go completely in the cloud will mean no more servers in your office and all the cabling/ network will no longer be in use
  • Streamline your business processes. Many cloud offerings also have integration so your systems are constantly talking to each other. For example NetSuite has a built in integration to Office365, so all your emails, calendars and documents are already tagged to NetSuite. So no more double entering!
  • Faster return on your investment. Software as a Service (SaaS) means your annual subscription of software includes maintenance and automatic upgrades so you are always on the latest version of the software
  • Predictable budgeting and forecasting; there are no hidden costs to your software so from a budgeting/forecasting view, you will know what the ongoing costs will be
  • Disaster assistance
  • Scalable; cloud software system scales up or down so you can always change the users when required.

Majority of business of all sizes and industries recognise the benefits to cloud computing architecture and what it brings to the business, I’d be very surprised if companies are not using some form of cloud software or are positioning the business to adopt this technology when their servers comes to its end of life.