When choosing your ERP solution, the delivery model is just as important as the system itself. There’s no ‘one size fits all’ solution – the deployment model that’s right for one company may not be the best fit for another. That’s why we work with you to select the option that best fits your business based on your workflows and how much control you want over your data.
Your SAP Business One system is installed and maintained locally, at your business location. Your users access the system on your local network.
Private Cloud Hosting
We host and maintain your SAP Business One system in our Tier 3 datacenter. Your users access the system through a virtual private network (VPN).
Some companies think it’s easier and more cost-effective to host their ERP system on-premise, using their own servers. But there’s a lot more to consider than just hardware. You need a sophisticated IT team that’s well-versed in ERP to properly maintain the database and apply proper security. And perhaps most importantly, you need a comprehensive backup and disaster recovery plan that’s strictly followed to ensure you’re covered in the event of a system failure. We’re talking about a mission critical system that will run your entire business. Can you risk downtime – or even worse, lost data?
This is why so many of our customers choose private cloud hosting for their SAP Business One system. As the first and longest-standing Canadian provider of private cloud hosting for SAP Business One, we offer a level of infrastructure and redundancy that simply isn’t possible on your own.
We host your SAP Business One system in our own Tier 3 datacenter or on Amazon Web Services (AWS), based on your business requirements. Users access your SAP Business One system using secure, high-speed internet connections and industry-standard Microsoft Remote Desktop technologies.
Our strict recovery protocols minimize data loss with database backups every 15 minutes and file backups every 4 hours. In the event of a failure, we aim to have you back up in running in a matter of hours to limit the impact to your business.
When considering a new ERP solution, you need to consider factors beyond the technology – most importantly, your business workflows and how much control you want over your data. Ask yourself these questions to understand your needs more clearly.
What do your users need? Think about more than just the functionality your teams need. Also consider the way they consume data and interact with the system. What’s the user role? What kind of processing power do they need to work effectively?
How much flexibility do you need? Take a quick inventory of the workflows across your business. How many fall into the ‘unique’ category and may require additional configuration or integration with other systems? Are these mission critical processes? Is there opportunity to adjust the workflow to use standard functionality?
How can you get your data, in what format and at what cost? First, consider what your reporting needs are, including whether you have other systems that feed data into your ERP for reporting and analytics. Second, think long-term. If you ever decide to migrate to a new ERP system – or a new hosting provider – how easy will it be to get your data and how much will it cost?
Where is your data located? Does it matter for your business? Depending on your line of business, you may have requirements to maintain your data within Canada. This may or may not be possible with certain cloud solutions, depending where their datacenters are located.