Public cloud for small and medium enterprises with SAP Business One
Operating ERP software via the Cloud is no longer just a privilege of large corporations. Today, small and medium enterprises can also benefit from Cloud technology. Customers can choose whether to use the full system with a license - SAP Business One Cloud (software as a service) – or only the infrastructure with a fully pre-installed system –SAP Business One Cloud platform, in which customers use their own license or purchase a new one (platform as a service).
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The customer is therefore largely spared the initial investment into the infrastructure. Moreover, the data center operating the system and infrastructure provides facilities of excellent parameters. The data center performs the system operation, maintenance, and recovery, without the need for customer intervention. Customers can fully concentrate on their business matters and be assured that the company data is being looked after. Additionally, the level of data security and system backup at datacenter is significantly higher than if the company were to operate the system itself.
SAP Business One is available online via Internet. The Citrix virtualization technology, an application delivery solution, allows you to access SAP Business One from anywhere and on any device, whether it is a PC, notebook, mobile phone, or a tablet with a Windows, Android, Apple, Blackberry, or Linux operating system. You can connect to SAP Business One in the office, at home, in a hotel, or at your customer´s. Even in case of damage or theft of your device , data are still secured in the data center.
Licensing on a monthly basis (“pay as you go”) is a transparent, easy-to-plan operational cost for a company that can be controlled according to the company´s needs. For the entrepreneur, this can free up financial resources that can instead be invested into product innovation or enlargement of the distribution network, thus improving its position on the market.
A comparison of total cost of ownership for purchasing a perpetual license compared subscription based licensing of SAP Business One Cloud (SaaS) and SAP Business One Cloud platform (PaaS) shows that pure subscription is more advantageous for small enterprises with up to 10 users, followed by platform for higher number of users. The subscription significantly reduces the initial investment and delivers lower operating costs while maintaining high security and quality standards.
Cloud does not limit your ability to integrate with other applications. On the contrary, a high level of system openness and SAP integration platform SAP B1i, allows you to create various integration scenarios including connecting to another Cloud service or application. A typical example is the e-Commerce solution, business intelligence, or intranet portal (Versino Portal Factory).
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