3 Guides to Focus on What Really Matters in the Cloud

Cloud applications have dramatically changed our market. Cloud applications deliver exciting advantages, but on-premise applications can be best for some organizations. As always, choice is good. Because having only one option isn’t an option! The key is understanding which option is best for your organization.

When determining which option is best for your organization, it is likely you’ve heard a lot of technical jargon and buzzy exaggerations about the cloud’s “game-changing ability to shatter the status quo, disrupting industries and creating synergies you’ve never thought possible.”

Help without Hype: 3 Guides to Focus on What Really Matters in the Cloud

It’s great that everyone is talking about the cloud, but the jargon has made the process of getting more information about cloud-based solutions an insufferable experience. Sometimes, you just need honest, straightforward advice that cuts through the buzzwords and doublespeak.

Click the following links to download the guides, or read more about each below:

1) Benefits of the Cloud: An Introductory Guide

Cloud computing (“the cloud”) has quickly become one of the leading technology topics in the world, even though few people really understand what it is and how it impacts their technology choices today.

This guide, presented by Acumatica, offers an introduction to the cloud and provides advice on the first steps you will need to take before taking action on using the cloud for your IT deployment and infrastructure. Specifically, this guide will share with you answers to the following questions:

  • What exactly is the cloud?
  • What business applications can and should be run in the cloud?
  • What are the differences between SaaS and on-premise business applications?
  • What deployment method should you choose—single-tenant or multi-tenant?
  • Why should you avoid legacy applications “re-engineered” for the cloud?
  • How can you choose the right deployment option for your company?

Learn how cloud computing can improve your business processes by downloading this free guide today.

2) Business Intelligence is More than Just Dashboards

When you are looking at ERP solutions for your business, you will see that many—if not all options—provide some form of business intelligence (BI) functionality to visualize data and make smarter decisions.

However, the one thing BI is most well-known for, dashboards, is only part of its promise. In fact, BI is a much more robust tool that provides insights to your company’s decision makers and turns data into knowledge. In Business Intelligence: More than Dashboards, you can learn:

  • What Business Intelligence is and how BI works
  • The reporting functionality you should look for in BI
  • How BI can combine related data into meaningful metrics and knowledge
  • How to analyze on your own terms to get a deeper look into the numbers.

Learn how to get the data you need to make smart business decisions by downloading this guide today.

3) Five Tools for Smarter Inventory Management

Taking control of your inventory management processes can help you to gain, retain, and satisfy customers by organizing and automating the counting process—going beyond the basic perpetual inventory record.

In this guide, you will learn about some of the tools that can and should be integrated with inventory management, allowing you the control and visibility you need to support efficient operations.

In the guide, Five Tools for Inventory Management, you will learn the importance and benefits of:

  • Bar-code data collection
  • Cycle counting
  • ABC Analysis
  • Integrated planning and execution
  • Lot tracking and traceability

Discover how these five tools can improve your inventory management process by downloading the guide today.

Beyond Buzzwords: Get the Advice You Need

If you are looking for an honest look at the benefits of the cloud for your business, these three guides are just the beginning. As you take the first steps to move to the cloud, we hope that these three guides can share with you the basics. If you have any questions about cloud computing, cloud ERP, or your next steps, we welcome you to contact us for more information.

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