Why is there so much talk about Cloud and the benefits it offers to small businesses? It has been heralded as up and coming for several years now and you could say it has well and truly arrived.
So is now the time to get yourself a cloud strategy for your SME or is it too late?
Well, to start, forget about getting yourself a cloud strategy for the moment - first and foremost you need a business strategy. Without a business strategy you will flounder.
Your business strategy will help you to understand what you need to grow, the business processes your company currently operates and it will also highlight any shortfalls.
Now you need to look for the software applications in the market that offer the best fit for your business process needs.
Whilst you’re looking at software you also need to answer a number of other questions such as:
This is where Cloud starts to come in as you see the benefits it has over on-premise deployments – benefits that include:
So what you end up with is a cloud strategy that flows directly out of your business strategy – in the right order. And when business processes run smoothly and in harmony with each other like this, it allows companies to concentrate on what they do best – growing.
Cloud solutions such as SAP’s Business ByDesign offer companies the ability to deploy an integrated solution and pay a monthly subscription. SAP Business ByDesign, developed specifically for the SME market, enables companies to take advantage of 40 years of best practice management of business processes. It enables companies to benefit from a 360o degree view of their business processes through finance, marketing, human resources, procurement, supplier and customer relationship management greatly enhancing their ability and agility to make decisions based on accurate, up to the minute data.
For more information on how deploying SAP Business ByDesign could benefit your business visit: www.incloudsolutions.co.uk.
In Cloud Solutions are a boutique reseller of SAP’s Business ByDesign suite; a cloud software ERP solution. We take the best practice knowledge garnered by SAP over the past 40 years, and deliver this together with the software to the SME marketplace.
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