Microsoft Dynamics GP allows you to unite all your company’s data in one secure place.
This means that emails, calendars, files, data, reports and all other documents can be stored in one place and can be accessed by everyone, with open or restricted access on a personalised level.
Employees can work anywhere and at any time, as data is not restricted to a single device. IT resources are freed up as it no longer needs to play nursemaid. It also has the benefit that data is safe, as the destruction or loss of a single device or single site does not affect availability … your data is safe in the cloud with Dynamics GP.
Although data is safe in the cloud, many companies have not yet built up the trust and don’t feel that their data is safe in the cloud. Despite advanced safety features, they opt to keep data, especially sensitive and confidential data, on site.
There are benefits to both:
In the cloud
- You save money on software licences
- The strain on IT resources are reduced
- You can easily scale the number of users up or down
- Data is stored securely off-site and always backed up
- Employee productivity outside of the office can increase
- Your data is stored physically close to your business
- You can implement security protocols as thorough as you deem necessary
- Access to sensitive and confidential records can be physically monitored
- You adhere to compliance requirements – it is compulsory in certain cases
How do you decide?
When selecting software for your growing business, there are five key questions to ask (contained in the free eBook, Grow Your Business with Confidence, available here):
- How easy is the system to learn and use?
- Does the solution support new ways people want to work?
- Does the vendor offer deployment options that fit my business?
- What is the vendor’s service model after the sale?
- Does the vendor understand and focus on the needs of small and mid-sized businesses?
Microsoft Dynamics GP is hosted on Azure, so if you do decide to store backups in the cloud, you can. Either way, you have a business solution that is easy to use, quick to implement and safe. So whether your data is in the cloud, or on-site, the ideal solution would be to store back-ups in the cloud, and keep it on-site for added peace of mind.