The advent of cloud computing offers numerous advantages for companies that are seeking to simplify their IT footprint. The cloud minimizes infrastructure, as well as reducing maintenance and support costs. But not all organizations are ready to move “all in” to the cloud. Many companies are taking a measured approach. Some companies are concerned about security, privacy, or configuration control, while others seek to leverage investments in existing on-premises hardware and networks. They may deploy hosted or ‘private cloud’ solutions, move only selected applications to the cloud, or they may prefer to maintain all systems onsite for the foreseeable future.
Whichever model you choose, one thing is clear: you should make a decision based on your organization’s IT strategy. Choose the model that’s right for your business—not because your software vendor has forced you to adapt. This is why Western Computer recommends Microsoft Dynamics NAV to our customers with an evolving cloud strategy.
With Microsoft Dynamics NAV, your organization has the flexibility to adopt the deployment model that fits your business today. And the ability to adapt this model as your business evolves. Whether your organization is already running on cloud-based infrastructure, committed to staying on premises, or contemplating a move to the cloud at a later date, Dynamics NAV allows you maximum flexibility in choosing a deployment model.
Don’t Sacrifice Functionality
Whether deployed on-premises or in the cloud, Dynamics NAV offers the same rich ERP functionality. This includes a robust internet-facing application interface. Thus, even if you’ve deployed on-premises, remote workers and remote offices can access full ERP functionality reliably and securely.
Whichever deployment model you choose, you have the option to purchase perpetual licenses or annual subscriptions. This allows you to forecast and control costs, even as your organization grows. For organizations seeking to reduce overall IT costs and/or total cost of ownership of their ERP, the cloud can offer significant savings by eliminating hardware and infrastructure costs and reducing demands on onsite IT personnel. And because Dynamics NAV runs on Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, or virtually any private hosting system, you can shop for the cloud provider that best suits your business from both a technological and cost standpoint.
As experts in Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Western Computer works with our customers to design the deployment and licensing model that’s right for their organization. Many of our customers have firmly committed to one model or the other—moving core applications to the cloud as fast as possible, or dedicated to maintaining all infrastructure on-premises. But others prefer to keep their options open with a hybrid approach: deploying Dynamics NAV on-premises today, with an eye toward moving to the cloud in the future; or deploying to the cloud now, with onsite servers in place for backup or failover in case of unforeseen issues.
Wherever your IT strategy has you today—and wherever it takes you tomorrow—be sure your ERP software doesn’t limit your choices. And work with a partner that can understand your options and can help you plan confidently for the future. If you’d like to explore your options and understand which model is right for your business, contact Western Computer today. We can arrange a personalized demonstration of Dynamics NAV.
by Western Computer
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