Companies are moving to the cloud at a rapid pace. In 2018, Forrester predicts, more than 50% of global enterprises will use at least one public cloud platform in their path to drive digital transformation and delight customers. As companies see the benefits of cloud adoption, this number will only increase as we approach 2019, 2020, and beyond.
Unfortunately, there is a lot of jargon, a ton of hype, and even some myths that come from vendors, analysts, and others. This is why we are looking to share with you three no-nonsense guides to the cloud and its effects on modern businesses as they strive for better operations and faster decision making. Each of these three guides hopes to minimize the jargon and double-speak, and offer you honest, straightforward advice on making the move to the cloud in 2018.
These three guides—Benefits of the Cloud, Business intelligence: More than a dashboard, and 5 tools for inventory management—can be downloaded by clicking each title, and you can learn more about each below.
Cloud 101: A guide to the many benefits of the Cloud
Cloud computing (“the cloud”) has quickly become one of the leading technology topics in the world, and this guide, presented to you free of charge by our friends at Acumatica, provides a high-level view of what the cloud is and how it helps you tackle business challenges.
This guide will provide answers to some of the most common questions about the cloud delivery model, specifically:
- 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?
You can download this free guide, Benefits of the Cloud: An Introductory Guide, by clicking the link below.Download guide
Beyond Dashboards: The Importance of Modern, Cloud-Enabled Business Intelligence
Often is the case, finance and accounting professionals love tales and reports, the business and management side wants answers. This is why many of the top ERP solutions today offer Business Intelligence (BI) dashboards to present data in a user-friendly way that enables everyone to make well-informed decisions.
However, just showing someone a dashboard isn’t going to help anyone—especially if the dashboard isn’t built on real-time, in-depth information that 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 Business Intelligence: More Than Dashboards.Download guide
Five Tools to Make Inventory Management Smarter
In a highly competitive, highly cost-driven market, too much or too little inventory can be disaster. Too much, and you face higher costs and lower margins. Too little, and you cripple your ability to gain, retain, and satisfy customers. This is why you need to find balance, and can do so with the help of highly effective inventory management tools that go 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.
Five Tools for Inventory Management will discuss with you 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.Download guide
No-Nonsense Cloud Advice: Talk with an Expert Today
If you’re really looking to find out the benefits of the cloud, it pays to talk with an expert. At NexTec Group, we believe it’s important to offer real, useful, and tempered advice on your move to the cloud, and are happy to discuss with you further the documents above and more. 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, or learn more about Acumatica.