Hosted, On-demand, Software as a Service (SaaS), cloud computing, and "in The Cloud" are all terms used to describe software deployment and purchasing options that differ from traditional on-premise, purchased software. The benefit of these solutions for midsized businesses include:
- Faster deployment. There is no software to download and install.
- Fewer IT resources are required.
- Lower up-front costs. Frequently zero capital expenditure to get started.
- The service is available via a Web browser.
- You only pay for what you use.
- Monthly subscription fee.
This technology trend that is accelerating quickly. In August 2008, Gartner Research observed that "organizations are switching from company-owned hardware and software assets to per-use service-based models" and that the "projected shift to cloud computing will result in dramatic growth in IT products in some areas and in significant reductions in other areas."
Most business software applications are now available as hosted/on-demand or Cloud applications. This includes popular ERP and CRM solutions from leading business software vendors:
We'll work closely with you to evaluate your software options to find one that fits your budget, security, IT and legacy requirements.
Running in the Cloud isn't right for all businesses. If you are the type that likes to keep your software close to home, and own rather than rent, we have an ERP or CRM solutions that is right for you. We have a long history of on-premise software implementation and customization.
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