You are probably aware that the popularity of business software in the cloud has grown exponentially in recent years. Although we have shown you the advantages of software in the cloud several times, it is only natural that you question the relatively new cloud. Therefore, we tackle the five most common doubts about business software in the cloud and are happy to show you why you don’t have to worry about them.
ERP in the cloud is insecure
Many organizations suspect that their data in the cloud would not be safe. We fully understand that software in the cloud is relatively new and, therefore, may feel unsafe. However, the suspicion is wrong since the security of a solution in the cloud can be trusted. Large providers with a rapidly growing number of users are not waiting for negative publicity about the fact that there is a leak somewhere in the solution. Furthermore, the provider of the business software takes a practical approach to security, so you are no longer responsible for security yourself. You can, therefore, rest assured that the security is well organized and that your data is safe.
Business software in the cloud is unreliable
In addition to doubts about security, we also regularly hear questions about the reliability of business software in the cloud. Since the software is accessed via the Internet, it is believed that there are frequent glitches in access due to downtime or Internet problems. Here too, the software in the cloud is the provider’s core business, so you can assume that they are doing well and that the downtime is nil. A properly working internet connection is something that you are responsible for. Still, in the current time, the internet subscriptions of various providers are stable enough to experience no problems with this.
A cloud solution is much more expensive than on-premise
Sometimes organizations think that business software in the cloud is much more expensive than on-premise software. You indeed have recurring costs for the software every month, but you do not have to deal with one-time, high investment costs. Then your software in the cloud is always up-to-date. In addition, a cloud solution is easy to scale up and down. You do not have to pay for functions that you do not use, and you can easily adjust the number of employees with access. Therefore, it is not the case that a cloud solution is much more expensive or cheaper, but the price structure has changed over the years.
Business software in the cloud is not flexible
You probably already have a suspicion because of the piece above, but business software in the cloud is flexible. Together with you, we look at which elements of our service and maintenance software suit you best and set up the system necessary for you. Then, we simply switch certain functions on or off, even if we only decide to do so after some time.
The entire company must move to work in the cloud at once
Logically, you are hesitant to implement new business software. Implementation involves much work, and employees have to deal with a (partially) new way of working. Sometimes we hear that companies think that everyone should switch to working in the cloud at once. Sometimes this can indeed be wise, but it is not mandatory. In principle, it is possible to use different systems temporarily. The experts at Bluace are happy to look at all the pros and cons and make the right, sensible choice.