What is Cloud CRM, ERP and Acounting Software?
Cloud (Web based), online, hosted, internet based, ASP or even software-as-a-service (SaaS) – CRM, ERP and Accounting solutions are all terms that refer to the same thing. This is a model of software deployment where an application is hosted as a service provided to customers across the internet. With the cloud advantage, systems are streamlined and non-value added activities are reduced.
With on-premise CRM, ERP and Accounting solutions, most companies purchase, install and maintain the software and hardware needed to manage their business activities. Internally, you need to invest in an IT infrastructure to manage upgrades, service packs, network issues, hardware failures, software failures, backups and compatibility problems. This outdated, client/server model adds a tremendous amount of time and overhead costs just to maintain not only the software, but also the servers and network.
With Cloud Based
With the cloud advantage, all you need is an internet connection, there is no software or hardware to buy, install, maintain or upgrade. Manage your business not your software, hardware and network. Your cloud (web based) CRM, ERP and Accounting solution is always the most current version and is available anywhere at anytime.
- All you need is an Internet Connection – Can easily deploy the solution throughout your organization with any internet browser.
- Lower Cost – Avoid large up-front capital investmetns for hardware, software and IT Professionals.
- Quicker Implementations & Deployments – Just login, begin setting up and loading data. Dramatically reduce the time and cost to go live. Most implementations only take a few weeks not months.
- Easily Expand – To multiple locations and allow specific portals for customers, vendors, partners or advisors to login.
- Easy Customization – With cloud based CRM, ERP and Accounting solutions, basic customization are easy to do, even business users can make changes in minutes, without additional programming required.
- Painless Upgrades – Releases of new web based CRM, ERP and Accounting features are virtually instantaneous, just login and you are always on the latest version.
- Other – High end databases and no backup worries.
- Available “anywhere at anytime” – online, web based (cloud), hosted software, internet based, ASP or even software-as-a-service (SaaS).