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Understand when a private cloud deployment is right for your business
Deploying business management software in the public cloud is a great option for many businesses. If you have industry- or business-specific requirements that dictate where or how your data and services should be hosted, a private cloud deployment may make more sense. A private cloud can be beneficial when a business needs to retain control over data, while still taking advantage of the cloud environment.
Acumatica understands that our customers have unique requirements when it comes to deploying cloud-based software. That is why we offer the same Acumatica product in both public and private cloud deployments, with the ability to easily switch between.
Delivering A True Private Cloud
ERP vendors and their resellers may say their private cloud is “truly cloud”, but you should be aware of these claims. If a private cloud isn’t really cloud, you risk losing the benefits that motivate businesses to choose the cloud in the first place.
Others may say, “We are truly cloud.” But, are you required to use a VPN to access the software? If you can’t access your software from a browser, it may not be in the cloud at all. Acumatica is built for the cloud and accessible from any popular web browser, with no client software installation required.
Others may say, “You can access your data whenever you want.” But, can you access your data within 24 hours, or easily move it to another location or hosting provider? Deploying Acumatica in a private cloud enables you to quickly access or migrate your data.
Others may say, “You can easily migrate your data to or from our private cloud.” But, can you do that without facing exorbitant costs or long turnarounds, and still have access to the same product? Acumatica delivers the same product in both clouds, and you can move from one to the other in as little as 24 hours.
Others may say, “We maintain regulatory compliance.” But, if regulation changed tomorrow, how fast could your vendor make the necessary updates to keep you compliant? The time it takes to implement changes like these is an indicator for whether a private cloud is truly cloud. With an Acumatica private cloud deployment, compliance updates can be made with little to no impact on your business.
Myth Vs. Reality
MYTH: PRIVATE CLOUD IS EXPENSIVE
Reality: Similar to the public cloud, a private cloud deployment does not require upfront investment in hardware and software if you opt to host off-site instead of on-premises. With Acumatica, you have access to the latest software versions and state-of-the-art infrastructure just as you would in the public cloud.
MYTH: PRIVATE CLOUD IS ONLY FOR ENTERPRISES
Reality: There are small and midsize businesses (SMBs) worldwide who choose private cloud deployments based on a variety of reasons that are not based on company size, but rather business need such as compliance or data privacy reasons. Acumatica is designed and priced for SMBs, in whatever cloud you choose.
MYTH: I CAN’T CONNECT ERP TO MY OTHER SOFTWARE IN A PRIVATE CLOUD
Reality: With the Acumatica platform, you can easily integrate Acumatica ERP with other solutions whether they are in the public or private cloud. Additionally, Acumatica includes pre-built integrations with leading cloud software such as HubSpot, MailChimp, Box, and more.
Private Cloud Deployment
SIGN YOUR BUSINESS MAY REQUIRE A PRIVATE CLOUD DEPLOYMENT
There are scenarios where the public cloud can’t meet certain business or compliance requirements, but an on-premises deployment is not necessary. Often times, the best alternative is to choose a private cloud deployment.
You need Control over where your Data is Stored
Simply put, you can’t choose where your data is stored in the public cloud. This is up to the discretion of the hosting provider. With a private cloud deployment, you can choose exactly where you want to host your data.
You have Data Compliance Requirements
Even in less-regulated industries, data compliance still needs to be met. Understanding the responsibility your business has to safeguard sensitive customer and employee data in the course of doing business is essential, and can dictate how and where you host your data.
Your Location is not Suitable for the Public Cloud
Data hosting and protection laws vary tremendously across the world, and are evolving rapidly. For example, in Australia, data can only be hosted within Australia. The laws for your region can significantly impact your deployment options.
You have Industry-Specific Requirments
Each industry has its own set of requirements that dictate whether or not a public cloud deployment is suitable. Therefore, it’s important to understand the requirements for your industry. For example, Sarbanes Oxley, PCI and HIPAA compliance cannot be delivered through the public cloud.
Built For Business
ACUMATICA – BUILT FOR BUSINESSES LIKE YOURS
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UNLOCK YOUR BUSINESS POTENTIAL WITH ACUMATICA
Acumatica is a leading provider of cloud business management software that empowers small and mid-size businesses to unlock their potential and drive growth.
UNLOCK YOUR BUSINESS POTENTIAL WITH ACUMATICA
Acumatica is a leading provider of cloud business management software that empowers small and mid-size businesses to unlock their potential and drive growth. Built on the world’s best cloud and mobile technology and a unique customer-centric licensing model, Acumatica delivers a suite of fully integrated business management applications such as Financials, Distribution, CRM and Project Accounting, powered by a robust and flexible platform.
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR BUSINESS
Successful companies know the value of having visibility and control over their business. Acumatica enables you to drive growth, manage costs, and be productive.
PLAY TO YOUR STRENGTHS
Every business is unique. Play to your strengths by doing what works best for your company. Tailor your business management software to fit your exact needs, no matter how specific your requirements.
EMPOWER YOUR PEOPLE
Your business isn’t confined to four walls. Why should the people that impact your business be? Acumatica goes wherever your people go – anytime, anywhere, and on any device.